Saffron Walden choral society gets season underway

PUBLISHED: 16:58 25 October 2012

Saffron Walden Choral Society

Saffron Walden Choral Society

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SAFFRON Walden Choral Society begins an exciting season with a concert of modern classics at 7.30pm on Saturday November 10 in St Mary’s Church, Saffron Walden.

Anyone who listens to Classic FM will be familiar with Karl Jenkins Mass for Peace: The Armed Man. SWCS will perform this alongside The Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein.

Soloists Cathy Bell (mezzo) and Alasdair Austin (treble) and Chameleon Arts Chamber Ensemble will join the choir. As part of the moving Jenkins work, which portrays the horror of war, a muezzin from Chelmsford will perform the Call to Prayer. The Bernstein is a wonderfully uplifting setting of psalms in Hebrew, at times full of rhythmic vitality and energy and at times utterly serene.

The season will also include the traditional Spirit of Christmas concerts on December 8. In 2013 there is a singing day on February 2, which is open to all singers. The spring concert on March 16 will be Haydn’s St Cecilia Mass and Vivaldi’s Magnificat in G minor. To round off the season the Choral Society will be singing Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius at Thaxted Festival on July 14.

Tickets for the November 10 concert are £15 (£12 concessions) and are available from SWCS box office on 01799 531127; e-mail tickets@swchoral.org.uk; Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre (01799 524003); wegottickets.com and from SWCS members. The society’s brochure giving details of the whole season will shortly be available from the Tourist Information Centre. Details are also on swchoral.co.uk.

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