International Concert Series: School of Music Choir and Orchestra
  • Time: 19:00 - 21:30
  • Date: Saturday 30 November 2019
  • Location: Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, School of Music, University of Leeds
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  • Cost: Free event
  • Type: Concerts and performances
  • Open to: General public
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Performances of contrasting programmes by the Choir and Orchestra of the School of Music.

The School of Music Choir, conducted by Stephen Muir, perform choral settings of texts by Shakespeare and Pushkin and other works inspired by these legends of literature.

  • Georgy Sviridov (1915–88): Pushkinskiy venok [A wreath for Pushkin]
  • Herbert Murrill (1909–52): Two Songs from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night 
  • Three Pushkin Choruses
  • Viktor Kalinnikov (1870–1927), Elegy Rodion Shchedrin (b1932), Silent is the Ukrainian night
  • Vissarion Shebalin (1902–63), Winter road
  • Hans Gál (1890–1987), Madrigal (Measure for Measure)
  • Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840–93), Chorus of Maidens (Eugene Onegin)
  • Paul Ayres (b1970), Fairies’ Song (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
  • Hans Gál (1890–1987), Tell me where is fancy bred (The Merchant of Venice)
  • Amy Beach (1867–1944), Three Shakespeare Songs

In the second half of the concert, the School of Music Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Pelly, present a programme of mid-century orchestral entertainments.

  • Leonard Bernstein – Overture to Candide (theatrical version)
  • William Walton – Façade Suite
  • Kurt Weill – Symphony no 2
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