The Waynflete Singers with the ECO - An Autumn Thanksgiving
Saturday 16 October 2021 - 7.30pm
The Waynflete Singers
English Chamber Orchestra
Andrew Lumsden, conductor
Eves: Waynflete! (fanfare)
Parry: I Was Glad
Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C
Natalie Clein, cello
Roderick Williams: To Autumn
First performance - Waynflete Singers 50th Anniversary Commission
Bruckner: Mass No. 3 in F minor
Elin Pritchard, soprano
Claire Barnett-Jones, mezzo-soprano
Jaeil Kim, tenor
Jerome Knox, bass
The Waynflete Singers return to Winchester Cathedral on October 16th under the baton of Andrew Lumsden, in what will no doubt be an emotionally charged occasion, together with the illustrious English Chamber Orchestra, with whom they have developed a close relationship over recent years.
Parry's uplifting coronation anthem I Was Glad opens the concert. An appropriate piece to celebrate the re-opening of musical concert life after the pandemic, the Parry will be preceded by a fanfare specially composed by a member of the choir.
The concert also includes the long-awaited premiere of their 50th anniversary commission from Roderick Williams, based upon Keats’s poem Ode to Autumn, written after a walk by the poet along the River Itchen in Winchester.
Fittingly, the major choral piece in this concert is Bruckner's Mass in F minor, a work composed in 1867 as a thanksgiving for his return to health after a long-term illness. This sumptuous work is suffused with lyrical grandeur and an intense spirituality.
The soloists include mezzo-soprano Claire Barnett-Jones, Finalist and Winner of the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize at the prestigious BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2021. Two Waynflete Prizewinners from the 2019 Grange Festival International Singing Competition will make their long-awaited debut with the choir, tenor Jaeil Kim and bass-baritone Jerome Knox. Welsh soprano Elin Pritchard completes the line-up, another favourite at the Grange Festival who has starred in the role of Puccini’s Manon this season.
Before the Bruckner, the choir is delighted to welcome the internationally renowned cellist Natalie Clein, who will perform Haydn's uplifting and joyful Cello Concerto no. 1 in C, with the ECO in lively accompaniment.
Tickets £42, £35, £27, £22, £15 + £1.25 booking fee per ticket.
Public Booking opens 10am Monday 6 September.
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Rescheduled Date - Sunday 27 February 2022
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Winchester Cathedral Nave
Join Aled Jones as he embarks on a UK-wide tour, performing at many of the nation’s best-loved cathedrals.
Over his extraordinary 30 year career, Aled's outstanding performances have amade smash-hit box office history. He is the original crossover star and has sung for the Pope and the Royal Family, received an MBE, released over 30 albums - with over 10 million album sales and counting - and has over 40 silver, gold and platinum discs. After beginning his career at the age of 12, Aled became one of the world’s most successful boy sopranos, releasing 12 hit albums in 4 years with the defining moment being ‘Walking in the Air’, the hit song from the family-favourite, Christmas animated film ‘The Snowman’. As a broadcaster, Aled has forged an extensive career, having presented across BBC Radio 2 & 3 and BBC Radio Wales. Aled also hosts the Classic FM Sunday Breakfast Show and has become a popular favourite on the station and enjoyed his own show ITV Weekend.
VIP tickets include a Meet and Greet which will take place at the venue from 18:00.
Tickets: VIP Meet and Greet £70, Platinum £35, Gold £30, Silver £25 + £1.25 per ticket booking fee (capped at £5 per transaction)