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Leicester Philharmonic Choir 2019/20 Season
Leicester Philharmonic Choir 2019/20 Season

A Quest for Peace
Saturday 9 November

Stephen Bullamore conductor
Viva Chamber Orchestra

Mark Wilde tenor
Samantha Lewis, Helen Townsend and Aaron Kendall appear by kind permission of Birmingham Conservatoire.

FINZI Farewell to Arms
ELGAR The Spirit of England
JENKINS The Armed Man: a Mass for Peace

All the works in this concert, written at different times in the 20th Century, use poetry to highlight the horrors of war and a Quest for Peace.

In performing these works, we mark the centenary of 1919 when world leaders sought to establish international cooperation for peace after WW1 and went on to form the League of Nations, forerunner of the United Nations.

Messiah: George Frederick Handel
Saturday 21 March

Stephen Bullamore conductor
Charivari Agreable orchestra

The majority of Handel's work was popular during his lifetime and then fell into obscurity, but the Messiah has endured.

This work has strong historic associations with Leicestershire. The first parish performance of Messiah was at Church Langton, causing traffic jams and every inn in the area was fully booked! The Leicester Philharmonic Choir chose the work for their first concert on Christmas Day 1886 and for many years the Phil’s Messiah was part of Leicester’s Christmas tradition. This year, the choir is performing it in March, before Easter.

Tickets £24 £20 £10
Under 25s £5
Concessions available

De Montfort Hall
21/03/2020 17:00
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