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Saturday 23rd May 2015 − 7.30pm West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture
DEBUSSY: Prelude à l’après-midi d’un faune
WAGNER (arr. Henk de Vlieger): The Ring − An Orchestral Adventure

Wagner’s four-opera Ring Cycle (Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung) is one of the most extraordinary works ever conceived. Contained in the four operas is a wealth of orchestral music unrivalled in its power, beauty and sheer brilliance. From Ride of the Valkyries to Siegfried’s Rhine Journey, Wagner’s distinctive sound has inspired countless composers and has influenced the history of music. Woven together by Dutch composer Henk de Vlieger into one mighty work, The Ring: An Orchestral Adventure features the vast orchestra you’d expect – including nine horns, four Wagner tubas, two harps and three anvils!

The concert begins with music from composers who preceded and followed Wagner – Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture is much more than a musical postcard of his trip to Scotland – and Debussy’s hazy, sensual daydream opens in a cloud of Wagner-inspired harmony.

“Imagination creates reality.” Wagner


Tickets: £12 £16 £20 £25 (students and under-18s £10 on the door) available online here:
Click to buy tickets in price band 1 (£12.00).
Click to buy tickets in price band 2 (£16.00).
Click to buy tickets in price band 3 (£20.00).
Click to buy tickets in price band 4 (£25.00).
Tickets are also available from the Cambridge Corn Exchange Box Office
Related link: Poster (PDF 268 kB)
 
Saturday 11th July 2015 − 7.30pm Ely Cathedral
ELGAR: The Dream of Gerontius
Soloists: Yvonne Howard (Mezzo-soprano), Daniel Norman (Tenor), Nicholas Garrett (Bass-baritone)

Along with Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation and Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius is one of the pillars of the British choral tradition. Since its premiere in 1900 it has been rightly celebrated as not only one of Elgar’s greatest works, but arguably the most important choral work written by any English composer.

Setting Cardinal Newman’s poem about a dying man’s last moments on earth and the long journey of his soul towards the judgment of God, Elgar’s Wagner-infused score is a moving and unforgettable masterpiece.

“This is the best of me.” Elgar


Tickets: reserved: £15 £20 £25, unreserved: £10 (students and under-18s £10 on the door) from the Ely Cathedral Box Office
 
Sunday 25th October 2015 West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
Details of this concert are unconfirmed
 
Saturday 19th December 2015 West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
Details of this concert are unconfirmed
 
Saturday 23rd January 2016 West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
Details of this concert are unconfirmed
 
Saturday 5th March 2016 West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
Details of this concert are unconfirmed
 
Saturday 21st May 2016 West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
Details of this concert are unconfirmed
 

Box Office Details

Tickets are usually available 6 weeks before each concert.
Cambridge Corn Exchange Box Office
3 Parsons Court, Cambridge, CB2 3QE
Tel: 01223 357851
http://www.cornex.co.uk/
Ely Cathedral Box Office
The Chapter House, The College, Ely Cathedral, CB7 4DL
Tel: 01353 660349 or Email
http://tickets.elycathedral.org/
Tickets are also available from members of the Society.