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Music, Sat 30 Nov 2019, free entry

School of Music Choir and Orchestra

School of Music Choir and Orchestra


THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHOIR, conducted by STEPHEN MUIR, perform choral settings of texts by Shakespeare and Pushkin and other works inspired by these legends of literature.

GEORGY SVIRIDOV (1915–88): _Pushkinskiy venok_ [A wreath for Pushkin] HERBERT MURRILL (1909–52): _Two Songs from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night_
_Three Pushkin Choruses_
VIKTOR KALINNIKOV (1870–1927), _Elegy_
RODION SHCHEDRIN (b1932), _Silent is the Ukrainian night_
VISSARION SHEBALIN (1902–63), _Winter road_
HANS GÁL (1890–1987), _Madrigal_ (Measure for Measure)
PYOTR ILICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840–93), _Chorus of Maidens_ (Eugene Onegin)
PAUL AYRES (b1970), _Fairies’ Song_ (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
HANS GÁL (1890–1987), _Tell me where is fancy bred_ (The Merchant of Venice)
AMY BEACH (1867–1944), _Three Shakespeare Songs_

In the second half of the concert, the SCHOOL OF MUSIC ORCHESTRA, conducted by CHRISTOPHER PELLY, present a programme of mid-century orchestral entertainments.

LEONARD BERNSTEIN – Overture to Candide (theatrical version)
KURT WEILL – Symphony no 2

KURT WEILL – Symphony no 2
This symphony was completed after the composer’s emigration to France in 1933 and was premiered by the Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Bruno Walter. However, largely due to the Second World War and the oppression of music by Jewish composers in Nazi Germany, it has not found a place in the standard concert repertoire.

WILLIAM WALTON – _Façade Suite_
An orchestral suite arranged by the composer from the music for his “Entertainment” from Edith Sitwell’s poems of the same name. _Façade – An Entertainment_ is renowned for its quirky structure, in which Sitwell’s poems are recited over an instrumental accompaniment. The suite was premiered by the New York Philharmonic in 1938 under the baton of Sir John Barbirolli

LEONARD BERNSTEIN – Overture to _Candide_
Bernstein’s operetta Candide is arguably most famous for its lively overture, the first concert performance of which was given by the New York Philharmonic in 1957, conducted by the composer. In this concert the orchestra will perform the theatrical version of the overture, which is written for a much smaller ensemble.

CHRISTOPHER PELLY studied trumpet and voice in the School of Music and since graduating has become a sought after conductor and accompanist. He has recently conducted performances of Stanford’s rare opera _Much Ado About Nothing_ at Morley Town Hall and productions of _Hello Dolly_ and _Made in Dagenham_ at the Alhambra Theatre. In March Christopher conducted Philip Wilby’s completion of Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the School of Music choir and orchestra. He also conducts the Leeds Haydn Players, Leeds Symphony Orchestra, West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra and Otley Chamber Orchestra.

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 30 Nov 2019 19:00 to 21:30


Free entry


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Woodhouse Lane,



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  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality