Nottingham Harmonic Choir

Walton Belshazzar's Feast

Grieg Piano concerto

Elgar In the South

The Hallé Orchestra

nottingham classics

Saturday 27th May 2017 7:30pm

Further information on Belshazzar's Feast


Tickets £20.00 - £17.00
Concessions available
Accompanied children FREE
Tickets can be bought from the Royal Concert Hall box office

Vaughan Williams
A Sea Symphony

Elgar Sea Pictures

Conductor Richard Laing

Soprano April Fredrick
Mezzo soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Bass-baritone Marcus Farnsworth

Saturday 18th March 2017 7.30pm
Albert Hall, Nottingham

Link to recordings on youtube - as a taster:
Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony
Elgar Sea Pictures

As Vaughan Williams first symphony, A Sea Symphony was an ambitiously large, exhilarating work for orchestra and chorus. It remains the best known of the many sea-related compositions written at the turn of the 20th century.
From the opening brass fanfare with the chorus line "Behold the Sea" Vaughan Williams powerful setting of Walt Whitman's poems: Leaves of Grass and Passage to India evokes the sea, its many moods and man's voyage through life and beyond.

Five poems representing the dichotomy of man's fascination and fear of the sea and its immense power and mystery provide the text for Elgar's song cycle Sea Pictures. Premiered shortly after the triumph of his Enigma Variations, Elgar's masterly orchestral textures and stunning vocal settings for contralto soloist ensured Sea Pictures immediate and continued popularity with concert audiences.

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