3 Feb — 14 Feb 2019
A week of performance by the School’s leading young ensembles, as academic lessons come to a halt and Chetham’s devotes itself to music.
The extended Spring Music week begins with Concerto Finals on Sunday 3 February, when Director of Music Stephen Threlfall assembles a panel of experts to select next season’s concerto soloists. Join them to see if you can select the winners among the school’s senior instrumentalists.
On Sunday 10 February, singers transform the medieval Baronial Hall into a theatre for The Drama of the Oratorio, semi-staged scenes based around extracts from Mendelssohn’s Elijah. It’s almost sure to sell out, so book early to guarantee your seat!
Chetham’s Sinfonia and Ensembles take to the stage on Tuesday 12 February, performing music by Eric Coates and Malcolm Arnold as they display the talent of the shcool’s younger ensembles. Then the week reaches its conclusion on Thursday 14 February, when Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra – the school’s flagship ensemble – performs Elgar’s Enigma Variations, alongside Four Sea Interludes and Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. And friends in the south east needn’t miss out, as they take the same programme to London’s Royal Academy of Music on Friday 15 February.
If you’ve always wondered what it takes to bring a concert together, join CSO onstage on Monday 11 February. They invite you Inside the Orchestra, to explore the context and background to Elgar’s music and to share in the rehearsal process. What’s more, you’ll save 30% – up to £5.40 – on your ticket to the Enigma Variations concert in Manchester when you book both in the same transaction.
We look forward to welcoming you to Chetham’s Spring Music.