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We are delighted to be joining forces once again with the exceptionally talented young musicians of Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra to perform Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius in the Royal Festival Hall in February. Regularly heard on BBC Radio as well as Classic fM, Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra has performed all over the UK as well as in Europe and the USA. Guest conductors, who have included Sir Mark Elder, Benjamin Zander and Paul McCreesh, have often remarked on the orchestra’s enthusiasm, high standards and total commitment and these thoughts are shared by David Hill, Musical Director of The Bach Choir, and conductor of the Royal Festival Hall concert on 13 February.
David Hill writes: “I am delighted to bring together once again The Bach Choir and Chetham’s School of Music, two great musical organisations with which I am very proud to be associated. I always very much enjoy working with the students of Chetham’s; it is wonderful to see their faces light up as they discover new sound worlds, and as an ex-Chet’s student myself, it is a particular privilege for me to be a part of their musical education.”
Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra opens the concert with Richard Strauss’s Tod und Verklärung before joining forces with The Bach Choir, and Chetham’s Chamber Choir, for The Dream of Gerontius. Find out more about this concert.