Sussex Concerts

Concert Details

Title: Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra's 70th Anniversary Celebration
Performed by: Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra
Promoted by: Boundstone Performing Arts
Time: Saturday, 23 March 2019, at 7:30pm
Place: Assembly Hall, Worthing
Description: To mark the 70th anniversary of Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra they are hosting a big concert and have invited The Boundstone Chorus, Worthing Choral Society and Sompting Village Primary School Choir to help them celebrate.

The first half of the programme will feature a stunning new brass fanfare by the Orchestra’s Musical Director Dominic Grier, followed by ‘For St Cecila’ an oratorio composed in 1947 by Gerald Finzi set to a specially written poem by Edmund Blunden in celebration of music’s patron saint.

The first half concludes with the premiere of a specially commissioned piece by the Orchestra from James Olsen as their Composer in residence. ‘The Line is Immaterial; a Worthing Oratorio’ is based on historic characters connected with Worthing – its title comes from Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest written in the town. James will be giving a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm and will explain his reasoning and structure of the work.

The second half of the celebration programme is devoted to the mighty Beethoven Symphony no 9 ‘The Choral’. The Orchestra and combined choirs will be joined by soloists from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

With over 200 performers, a world premiere and Beethoven’s Choral Symphony on the programme this really is a concert not to be missed!

The concert takes place on Saturday 23 March at 7.30 pm in Worthing Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbot Road, Worthing.
Tickets: Tickets are £9, £13, £16 with children under 16 and students just £3 available from the Worthing Theatres Box Office - 01903 206206 or on line
Contact: Ian Tout

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