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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

Soloists’ biographies and photos

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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