image for Music - Classical item typeBEETHOVEN’S 9th at Ely Cathedral

Music - Classical, Sat 15 Jul 2017

Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral

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

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Sat 15 Jul BEETHOVEN’S 9th

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For the final, glorious concert in the 2017 Isle of Ely Arts Festival, Ely Choral Society, Ely Consort and Ely Sinfonia join forces to perform a concert that truly evokes the magic and mystery of the Fens and Ely Cathedral.

The concert starts with "In the Fen Country", Vaughan Williams's magical portrayal of the bleak landscape and wide open spaces of the East Anglian Fens. Vaughan Williams knew the Fens well, first as a student at Cambridge University and then as a collector of English folk songs.

What more fitting place than Ely Cathedral for Beethoven's "Symphony no 9 in D minor"? The first ever major choral symphony, it is one of the best-known works in the classical music repertoire and will sound stunning in the extraordinary acoustic of the Fens' own cathedral.

Finally, we are proud to be giving the world première of Andrew Parnell’s "Fenland Images". Reflecting this year’s Isle of Ely Festival theme of “The Fens” and based on poems by local writers, it illustrates a modern-day agricultural scene, the timeless daily round of worship in St Etheldreda’s monastery and the shadowy characters who once inhabited the Fens. It has been composed for the Isle of Ely Arts Festival thanks to a grant from the Arts Council of Great Britain.

With Peyee Chen (Soprano) Freya Jacklin (Mezzo Soprano), Michael Solomon Williams (Tenor) and Laurence Williams (Bass-Baritone). Conductors Steve Bingham and Andrew Parnell.

Children welcome

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 15 Jul 2017 19:30

Prices

Tickets £25/20/£15 (reserved), £8 (unreserved) and £5 (under 18s).

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.

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

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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