Ipswich Choral Society – Bernstein Centenary Concert

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Date(s) - 20/10/2018
7:30 pm

St Mary-le-Tower Church



Ipswich Choral Society – Bernstein Centenary Concert

Featuring Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms
and talk “Studying with Bernstein” by Cem Mansur

Robin Walker, ICS Music Director
David Poulter, Organ   Daniel Law, Piano

Saturday 20 October 2018, 7.30pm
St Mary-le-Tower, Tower Street, Ipswich IP1 3BE

Tickets: £15, U16s and Students £5 (includes programme)
Available from the ICS Ticket Line: 01473 625208, ICS members
and online at  www.ipswichchoralsociety.org/events
Retiring collection in aid of Diabetes UK, Ipswich & District Support Group
Interval refreshments available

Ipswich Choral Society Registered Charity Number 278866

Following on from their First World War Centenary concerts earlier in the year,
Ipswich Choral Society mark another centenary, the birth of Leonard Bernstein.

Leonard Bernstein (25 August 1918 – 14 October 1990) was a world renowned musician,
conductor and composer. He served as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic
and conducted the world’s major orchestras. A highlight of the concert will be a
performance of Bernsteinís Chichester Psalms, commissioned by the
Very Reverend Walter Hussey for the 1965 Southern Cathedrals Festival.

Another highlight will be discovering more about Leonard Bernstein with Ipswich
Choral Society President Cem Mansur who will give a talk during the interval.
Cem studied with Bernstein at Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute and has since
gone on to work with major orchestras and opera houses across the world.

Ipswich Choral Society will also be performing settings of two psalms, The Voice of Melody
and Idols by British-French-Israeli composer Nimrod Borenstein, whose music is widely
performed throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and Japan. The BBC Philharmonic
Orchestra recently performed the world premiere of his second Cello Concerto.

A retiring collection will be made after the concert for the Ipswich Choral Society nominated
charity for 2018, Diabetes UK, Ipswich & District Support Group. Their goal is to provide support
and advice to people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as their family and friends.