On Saturday March 16th at 7.30pm, the acclaimed Uttoxeter Choral Society will perform the second of their special concerts to mark their 130th anniversary season. Since Victorian times, Uttoxeter Choral Society has a continuous record of performing high quality concerts and to celebrate this historic achievement they will be recreating an authentic Baroque sound in St Mary’s Parish Church.
Accompanied by the period instruments of an eighteenth century concert orchestra the choir will perform Vivaldi Gloria and Magnificat and Charpentier Te Deum. Five professional soloists will be singing with the choir under the leadership of the choir’s Musical Director, Anthony Rose.
Nicknamed ‘The Red Priest’ because of his red hair, Vivaldi is recognised as one of the greatest Baroque composers and many of his pieces were written for the female orphans of the Ospedale della Pieta in Venice. The Gloria is his most famous choral piece and its distinctive melodies and rhythms are a delight. Audience members will also enjoy Charpentier’s bright and joyful Te Deum, the prelude being familiar as the theme of the Eurovision Song Contest for over sixty years.
Tickets are available from 01283 732858 or www.uttoxeterchoralsociety.co.uk with limited availability on the door and are priced at £10, free to under 16s.
Thanks to Alex Scanlon for the info.