Rehearsals have started for our Snape concert

Rehearsals are under way for our concert at Snape Maltings on 17 September and the logistics are quite tricky!

We’re performing Dvorak’s Te Deum in Latin, Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast in English and the orchestra will perform Elgar’s Enigma variations.  it’s a great programme and our choir leaders have been working hard to get the logistics right.  Why?  Because William Walton’s music includes parts for 2 choirs and a semi-chorus as well.

Originally written as a work for broadcasting by the BBC, Walton wrote Belshazzar’s Feast  for a small choir, soloist, and an orchestra of up to 15 players.  The work was first performed at the Leeds Festival Chorus on 8 October 1931 and conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent.  It was the Festival Director, conductor Sir Thomas Beecham, who suggested the addition of “a couple of brass bands” as the bands were at the Leeds festival anyway to perform the Berlioz Requiem.

reahrsal Sep 16

We are delighted to welcome additional brass players for this performance as well as our friends from the Anglia Singers and others who will join us nearer the time as we prepare to perform this spectacular work.

The full programme is here

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