22 Scottish Chamber Orchestra and St Magnus Festival Chorus

, Start Time: 19:30 Pickaquoy Centre Arena The Pickaquoy Centre, Muddisdale Road, Kirkwall KW15 1LR

Much of the music in this concert conjures up representations and re-imaginings of the elements. The St Magnus Festival Chorus joins with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in two works from the classical era. 

ANTONIO MÉNDEZ Conductor
JOANNA WEEKS Soprano
CATHERINE BACKHOUSE Mezzo-Soprano
THOMAS WALKER Tenor
ANDREW FOSTER-WILLIAMS Bass
DENISE STOUT Chorus Director

MAXWELL DAVIES Ebb of Winter
MOZART Vesperae Solennes de Confessore K. 339
HAYDN The Storm Hob. XXIVa
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, Op. 68 (Pastoral)

Mozart's Vespers is one of his shorter sacred works and probably best known for its beautiful Laudate Dominum whilst Haydn's The Storm is perhaps a less well-known choral work from the composer's time in London setting the words of Pindar. The Chorus storm leads perfectly to Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony whose fourth movement is yet another tempest surrounded by visions of the bucolic with merry peasant dances and shepherds’ songs. The concert begins with the Orkney première of a recent work by Peter Maxwell Davies reflecting the change of season in spring on these islands and its ever-changing weather.

Read more about the Festival Chorus here

Approximately 2 hours
Tickets £25, £20, £12 Concessions £19, £15, £9

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Pickaquoy Centre Arena

The Pickaquoy Centre, Muddisdale Road KW15 1LR

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