We welcome Cambridge University Symphony Chorus and Percussion Ensemble for this exciting programme featuring Eric Whitacre's magnificent Cloudburst. The chorus will also perform works by Aaron Copland and Nicholas Maw alongside the London Premiere of Toby Young's Nature's Beauty, a CUSC commission. The concert will also feature mezzo-soprano Carris Jones performing excerpts from Copland's Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson and pianist Leo Popplewell providing some contrast with a movement of Schumann's delightful Fantasiestücke for solo piano.
- Eric Whitacre Cloudburst
- Aaron Copland Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson (extracts); In the Beginning
- Schumann 'Des Abends' from Fantasiestücke op. 12
- Maw One foot in Eden still, I stand
- Toby Young Nature's Beauty - London premiere
Cambridge University Symphony Chorus
Cambridge University Percussion Ensemble
Mezzo-soprano - Carris Jones
Piano - Leo Popplewell
Conductor - Steven Grahl
Tickets £23 (premium) £18 (unreserved) children £5 - book online now.
The premium package includes reserved seat + programme + interval drink.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Cambridge University Musical Society Symphony Chorus is the symphony chorus of the Cambridge University Musical Society (CUMS). Since the 1870’s, the society and chorus have offered an outstanding musical education for members of the University and Cambridge residents, providing performing opportunities for over 500 Cambridge musicians every year. Currently led by invited conductors, previous directors have included Stephen Cleobury CBE, Sir Philip Ledger, Sir David Wilcocks and Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. Highlights for the chorus in 2016 included a performance of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius in Saffron Hall to mark the retirement of Stephen Cleobury as principal conductor, and a tour to Rome. This year, in addition to performing at the Brandenburg Choral Festival in London, the chorus looks forward to the premiere of a new work it has commissioned from the versatile English composer Toby Young and the performance in May week of Bach’s Mass in B Minor with CUMS Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sir Roger Norrington.