The ‘jewels’ in question are Vivaldi’s sparkling and inventive Magnificat, the glorious and operatic Mozart Coronation Mass, Haydn’s joyful Symphony No 38 and a wonderful polyphonic piece by little-known baroque Czech composer Zelenka, Litanaie de Venerabili Sacramento.
Henley Choral Society will be joined by the Chameleon Arts Orchestra. The orchestra includes some of the country’s leading freelance players who perform with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Henley Choral Society Chair Melissa Maple comments: ‘we are delighted to be bringing the wonderful talent of the Chameleon Arts Orchestra to Henley for what promises to be an excellent evening of music.’ The premiere orchestra devoted to the performance of choral works, the Chameleon Arts Orchestra can be seen regularly at St John’s Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Ripon Cathedral.
The 100-strong chorus are also joined by the rising musical talent of Julia Sitkovetsky, soprano; Esther Brazil, mezzo-soprano; Guy Cutting, tenor and Peter Collins, bass.
Tickets £12.00 (under 18s £8.00) from Ticket Secretary 01491 572795 or Gorvett & Stone, Duke Street, Henley-on-Thames.
For more information www.henleychoralsociety.org.uk