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Newbury Spring Festival
Sponsored by: The Adrian Swire Charitable Trust and Mr and Mrs Mark Edwards
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Elizabeth Watts (c) Marco Borrgreve

St Nicolas Church

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 26th May, St Nicolas Church Newbury RG14 5HG
7.30pm (ends approx 9.45pm)
£41.00
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Stephen Barlow conductor
Elizabeth Watts soprano
Rozanna Madylus mezzo soprano
James Newby baritone

Newbury Spring Festival Chorus

Mozart Overture Don Giovanni
Donna Elvira’s Aria ‘In quali cessi … Mi trade’ from Don Giovanni
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor
Mozart Mass in C Minor

 

This all-Mozart programme opens with thrilling extracts from Don Giovanni and, in the Spring Festival’s 40th year, is followed by his 40th Symphony. The Mass in C minor, one of the greatest expressions of Christian faith in music, is a fitting conclusion to this year’s Festival. It will be preceded by a blessing prayer from the Tibetan Monks of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Resident Festival Artists.

 

Stephen Barlow makes a welcome return to conduct Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and, in its 20th anniversary year, the Festival’s own Chorus. Elizabeth Watts, one of Britain’s finest lyric sopranos, returns to the Festival where she first appeared as a promising young artist. She is joined by a trio of young singers who are also on the threshold of major international careers, and who all appear elsewhere in this year’s programme.

 

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