Chetham’s Chamber Orchestra
Manchester Chamber Choir
Jonathan Lo – conductor
Stephen Threlfall – conductor
George Herbert – organ
PURCELL Ode to St Cecilia’s Day, Z339
POULENC Organ Concerto in G minor, FP93
HANDEL Te Deum in D major, HWV278
HANDEL Jubilate Deo in D major, HWV279
Chetham’s Chamber Orchestra joins the acclaimed Manchester Chamber Choir for a spring concert in a programme celebrating both music and faith.
Purcell’s Ode to St Cecilia’s Day is a paean to the patron saint of music and musicians, composed in 1683 from a text by Christopher Fishburn. It is followed by Poulenc’s Organ Concerto, performed by Chetham’s student George Herbert. Although written three hundred years after Purcell, its profoundly beautiful and haunting melodies draw on the voices and themes of the Baroque era. The concert closes with Handel’s 1713 composition, a setting of two sacred texts for choir and orchestra, written to celebrate peace and unity in Europe.
20% discount for audiences aged 65+
£3.27 for students and under 19s