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Saturday 8th July 2017 − 7.30pm Ely Cathedral
An Alpine Symphony
PARRY (arr. Jacob): I Was Glad
ELGAR: The Spirit of England
STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony
Soloist: Stephanie Corley (Soprano)

2017 marks the centenary of Elgar’s The Spirit of England. Deeply affected by the suffering of the First World War, Elgar set verses from a collection by the war poet Laurence Binyon in a style far from the pomp and circumstance of his celebrated marches. At around the time Elgar was beginning work on what would be his final choral work, Strauss was putting the finishing touches to what turned out to be his last orchestral tone poem. The Alpine Symphony describes, from sunrise to sunset, the breathtaking scenery in which Strauss and Mahler used to walk together. Scored for a vast orchestra – including 20 horns, 8 timpani and a set of cowbells – it is work perfectly suited to the imposing grandeur of Ely Cathedral.

“The first English progressive” Strauss on Elgar

“The choir and orchestra gave their very best in a performance of outstanding fervour, intensity and technical command.” Cambridge News


Tickets: reserved: £15 £20 £25, unreserved: £10 (students and under-18s £10 on the door) from Ely Cathedral Box Office
Related links: Poster (PDF 291 kB); Poster (JPEG 427 kB)
 
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Box Office Details

Tickets are usually available 6 weeks before each concert.
Ely Cathedral Box Office
The Chapter House, The College, Ely Cathedral, CB7 4DL
Tel: 01353 660349 or Email
https://tickets.elycathedral.org/
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Tickets are also available from members of the Society.