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OUP choir 10 November

Joseph Haydn: Insanae et Vanae Curae Malcolm Pearce: A Wreathèd Garland Cecilia McDowall: Magnificat W.A.Mozart: Exsultate Jubilate Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria Vivaldi’s lively distillation of the Italian musical style had a strong influence upon his contemporaries, even those as exalted as Bach and Handel.  His setting of the Gloria provides a wonderful demonstration of this, ranging […]

Maggie Faultless directs Baroque Masterpieces

Maggie Faultless directs our next concert, Baroque Classics, in September. Margaret Faultless is an internationally renowned specialist in historical performance practice, both as a violinist and a director. Performing music from Monteverdi to the present day, she is now best known as an in terpreter of eighteenth-century repertoire. Early in her career she specialised in […]

Nielsen – a triumph

<a href=”https://soundcloud.com/simon-payne-16/copland-appalachian-spring” target=”_blank”>Listen to Appalachian Spring</a>   <a href=”https://soundcloud.com/simon-payne-16/nielsen-symphony-6-movt-3″ target=”_blank”>Listen to Nielsen Symphony 6 Movt 3</a> Audience feedback from our April concert: “Just a note to thank you for a terrific concert last night. The orchestra sounded in top form to me, although perhaps in Nielsen Symphony 6 it was not possible at times to […]

Mahler review from Daily Info

Conductor David Crown was an unshowy figure with the baton, avoiding expansive gestures but attending to each section of his band and with care to the requirements of the marked tempo. There was never that feeling of rush which can be tempting for an amateur orchestra when confronted by an extended piece like this. http://www.dailyinfo.co.uk/feature/12447/mahler-1-and-mozart-clarinet-concerto#review65756

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