Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region
4th February 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Nottingham Festival Chorus, Nottingham Chamber Singers
Nottingham Concert Orchestra
Richard Cox piano
Angela Kay, Rachel Parkes conductor
Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region
Tippett Spirituals from ‘A Child of our Time’
Parry Blest Pair of Sirens
Delius Walk to the Paradise Garden
The Music: Prepare to be transported to celestial heights with works from titans of the choral world. Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams, with a stunning performance of Toward the Unknown Region. A sweeping and romantic setting of text by the celebrated American poet Walt Whitman, it is both mysterious and sumptuous. The Eclogue for piano and strings by Finzi, Blest Pair of Sirens by Hubert Parry and the deep and rich Five Spirituals from ‘A Child of our Time’ by Michael Tippett complete our concert programme. An evening of unforgettable music, sparkling with inventiveness and celebration.
The Performers: The Nottingham Festival Chorus is Music for Everyone’s flagship choir, a large-scale four-part chorus performing major classical and twentieth-century works, with our own renowned Concert Orchestra. There are three intensive and highly enjoyable events per year, from a one day workshop to a full weekend course and concert, conducted and led by MfE Founder and Artistic Advisor Angela Kay and Assistant Artistic Director Rachel Parkes.
Local pianist Richard Cox has been working in the Nottingham area and beyond for many years, accompanying numerous soloists and ensembles. He studied music at the University of Nottingham, specialising in piano performance with Brenda May, and began working with community organisations after graduating, initially through Music for Everyone. He now spends the majority of his time running a business selling recordings of classical music to collectors all over the world, but enjoys having the opportunity to play and perform whenever time allows.
Tickets: Full £10 – £15, Conc. £9 – £14, Child/Student £5
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The Venue: Nottingham’s historic and elegant Albert Hall is a comfortable concert venue located in Nottingham’s Castle Zone, next to the Nottingham Playhouse (follow signs for the Playhouse)
Parking is available on neighbouring streets and in three multi-storey car parks nearby – Mount Street, Talbot Street and St James Street – all within easy walking distance.