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Spring Spectacular : Dvorak, Borodin, Brahms & Vaughan Williams

12th of March, 2016

Spring Spectacular : Dvorak, Borodin, Brahms & Vaughan Williams

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Spring Spectacular : Dvorak, Borodin, Brahms & Vaughan Williams

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7:30pm Worcester Cathedral

Vaughan Williams     Dona Nobis Pacem
Dvořák                      Te Deum
Brahms                     Alto Rhapsody
Borodin                   Polovtsian Dances

Worcester Festival Choral Society   .  Meridian Sinfonia   .  Conductor Peter Nardone

Katherine Crompton (soprano - pictured)   .   Deborah Miles-Johnson (mezzo-soprano)   .   Timothy Dickinson (bass)

In this varied and uplifting concert, we begin with Ralph Vaughan Williams’s stunning, 1936 cantata Dona Nobis Pacem – in English, ‘Grant Us Peace’ – offering a moving plea for peace amidst fears of a new war.

We also perform one of Czech composer Antonin Dvořák’s finest choral works, Te Deum; and the beautiful Alto Rhapsody by German composer Johannes Brahms – which, written in 1869 as a wedding gift for Robert Schumann’s daughter, Julie, moves the mood to melting romance.

Rounding off the evening, we perform the exciting, exotic Polovtsian Dances from the opera Prince Igor by Russian composer Alexander Borodin – a huge audience favourite, and Borodin’s best-known composition.

 

 

 
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