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Music - Choir Concert, Sat 8 Apr 2017

Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral

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Chapter House,
The College,
Ely,
Cambridgeshire,
CB7 4DL

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Sat 8 Apr Handel's Messiah

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HANDEL’S MESSIAH
ELY CHORAL SOCIETY & ELY YOUTH CHOIR
Conducted by: Andrew Parnell
Elisabeth Rauch, Soprano
Helen Charlston, Mezzo-soprano
Oliver Martin-Smith, Tenor
William Gaunt, Bass
Edmund Aldhouse, Organ
Ely Festival Orchestra, Leader: Helen Medlock

Ely Choral Society’s main concert for the 2016/17 season is a performance of one of the greatest choral works of all time, George Frideric Handel's Messiah. Regular concert-goers will need no introduction to Messiah which has more than earned its place as the most popular choral work and one that is central to the oratorio repertoire. The concert will take place in Ely Cathedral Nave to maximise the benefits of performing in that magnificent building.
The work is very much the stuff of remarkable stories:
Handel took just 24 days to compose Messiah.
The common belief is that King George II was so impressed with the Hallelujah Chorus that he stood up to listen to it, which obliged the whole audience to follow suit. This is still the custom in many performances to this day.
Mozart ‘modernised’ the orchestration with the addition of flutes, clarinets, horns and trombones.

Ely Choral Society is delighted again to be supporting four young soloists who are making promising starts to what are sure to become high-profile careers.

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Nominated in the Times as one of the 'Top 20 must see buildings in the UK'. Nominated as Best Film Location in 2008 and 2009 for 'Elizabeth - The Golden Age' and 'The Other Berlin Girl'.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 8 Apr 2017 19:30

Prices

Tickets £25, £20, £15, £8 (U18s £5)

Directions

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Map reference: TL 541801  Lat: 52.39785 Long: 0.26479

By Road:
Approaching from the Cambridge Road - you will come to a set of traffic lights at the Lamb Hotel. Turn right onto Palace Green. The Cathedral is on your right.

By Public Transport:
From Ely station it is approx. 1m to Ely Cathedral.

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Nominated in the Times as one of the 'Top 20 must see buildings in the UK'. Nominated as Best Film Location in 2008 and 2009 for 'Elizabeth - The Golden Age' and 'The Other Berlin Girl'.



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