Ipswich Choral Society – Autumn Concert – Chorus!

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 17/11/2019
3:00 pm

Location
The Great School, Ipswich School

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Ipswich Choral Society
Chorus! The history of choirs on stage

 Sunday 17 November 2019 at 3.00pm
Great School, Ipswich School, Ivry Street, Ipswich, IP1 3QW

Conductor: Robin Walker, ICS Music Director
Piano: Daniel Law
Special guest soloist: Claire Weston

Ipswich Choral Society will be charting the history of the chorus on stage for their autumn concert
on 17 November at Ipswich School. Music Director Robin Walker conducts the choir through a programme incorporating operatic classics with modern show tunes, joined by pianist Daniel Law and special guest soloist Claire Weston.

Starting with Purcell, moving onto Handel and Mozart and through to big Romantic classics by Wagner, Verdi and Bizet the first half of the concert provides highlights from the operatic chorus reportoire. The second half focuses on musical theatre with pieces from the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan to the choruses from popular musicals such as ‘My Fair Lady’, ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Les Misérables’.

Prize-winning pianist and Master’s graduate of the University of East Anglia and Royal College of Music, Daniel Law has appeared as a concerto soloist, chamber and theatre musician throughout East Anglia. He regularly collaborates with Colchester Institute and Aldeburgh Young Musicians as well as teaching at a number of schools throughout Essex and Suffolk.

Graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music, award-winning soprano Claire Weston joined English National Opera as Principal Artist in 1999. Stage highlights have included ‘Fiordiligi’ in Cosi fan Tutte, ‘Donna Elvira’ in Don Giovanni, ‘Marcellina’ in The Marriage of Figaro, and as soprano soloist in a staged production of Verdiís Requiem. Alongside her current solo recital work, Claire is Head of Singing at Woodbridge School and Music Director of the Suffolk Singers.

Tickets: £15, U16s/students Free.
Available from Ipswich Choral Society members,
ICS Ticket Line: 01473 625208 or online at ipswichchoralsociety.org/events

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