Spring Concert 2016
- Performing Arts Centre at St Swithun's School, Winchester
Puccini: Messa di Gloria
David Butt Philip – Tenor
Benjamin Bevan – Bass
Strauss: Horn Concerto No 1 Op 11
Ben Goldscheider – Horn
Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Winchester Music Club Choir
Winchester Music Club Orchestra
David Thomas – Conductor
Puccini’s Messa di Gloria is one of the lesser-known delights of his career. Composed when he was just 22 as his graduation exercise from the Istituto Musicale Pacini, it was not performed again until the 1950s. This will be its first performance by Winchester Music Club. In the first half of the concert, the orchestra will perform two other works that came from the ‘springtime’ of their composers’ lives: Mendelssohn’s Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, composed when he was only 16, and Richard Strauss’s First Horn Concerto, written at the age of 18. The soloist will be Ben Goldscheider, currently Principal Horn of the National Youth Orchestra.
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