Saturday 7 May 2022
Concert 7.30pm | Pre-concert talk 7pm
Harrow Arts Centre, 171 Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, HA5 4EA
FANNY MENDELSSOHN Overture in C major
WAGNER Pilgrims’ Chorus
SCHUBERT Rosamunde (excerpts) for chorus & orchestra
BRAHMS Alto Rhapsody
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2
Imperial Male Voice Choir
Conductor: John Andrews
Vocal soloist: Deborah Miles-Johnson
We hope you can join us and the Imperial Male Voice Choir for an evening of wonderful classical music at Harrow Arts Centre.
The concert opens with the melodically appealing Overture in C by Felix Mendelssohn’s sister, Fanny, who some consider to be as good a composer as her brother. Because of her sex, however she was not encouraged to pursue a professional career, and is only now getting the recognition she deserves.
To sing the exciting Pilgrims’ Chorus from Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser the orchestra is delighted to welcome as guests the long-established Imperial Male Voice Choir, directed by talented and experienced singer, Deborah Miles-Johnson, who performs as soloist in the Alto Rhapsody by Brahms.
Deborah and the choir will also feature in excerpts from Schubert’s lyrical incidental music for Helmina von Chézy’s play Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus.
Brahms’ inspiring and well-loved Symphony No. 2 will bring the concert to a rousing finish.
The evening will be conducted by Trinity Orchestra’s award-winning Music Director John Andrews, who will also offer an insight to the programme in a pre-concert talk at 7pm.
Tickets: £15 adults, £12 concessions, students £5, under 18s free
Book by phone: Harrow Arts Centre Box Office – 020 3773 7161
At the door (subject to availability)
Please note there is a £1 booking fee per online and phone transactions
RADIO HARROW INTERVIEW
Click the play button below to hear Radio Harrow’s Brian Rose talking to John Andrews and Deborah Miles-Johnson about this exciting concert.