Concert November 2022
Tuesday 22nd November
7.30pm Winchester Cathedral
- Poulenc Gloria
- Vaughan William Serenade to Music (orchestral version – James Toll solo violin)
- Stanford Gloria in Excelsis
- Parry I was Glad
- Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine
- Stanford For Lo I Raise Up (Chapel Choir)
- Finzi For St. Cecilia
Winchester Music Club Choir and Orchestra
Winchester College Chapel Choir and Glee Club
James Toll leader
Tickets will be available for purchase in September
Under the baton our new Musical Director, Sarah Baldock, Winchester Music Club celebrates Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music, in Winchester Cathedral on 22 November 2022.
Sarah is no stranger to Winchester: prior to becoming Organist and Master of the Choristers at Chichester Cathedral and more recently Organist at Cheltenham Ladies College, she was founder Director of the Girls’ Choir and Assistant Director of Music at Winchester Cathedral.
Finzi 'For St Cecilia'
Winchester Music Club Choir and Orchestra will be joined by Winchester College Chapel Choir and Glee Club to perform English composer Gerald Finzi’s “For St Cecilia”, a ceremonial ode for tenor solo, chorus & orchestra, on the 75th anniversary of its premier in the Royal Albert Hall. Nicky Spence, who regularly stars at major opera houses worldwide and is winner of the BBC Musician Magazine Personality of the Year 2022, will be the tenor soloist.
WMC is delighted to welcome soprano Anna Dennis back to Winchester. She first performed with us in back in 2009 and has since made many appearances around the world including at the Proms, ROH, ENO, La Scala, Berlin Philharmonie, Lincoln Center and Sydney Opera House. She will be the soloist in the opening work: Poulenc’s Gloria which is scored for soprano solo, large orchestra, and chorus.
Vaughan Williams, Parry, Faure and Stanford
To mark the centenary of Vaughan Williams’ birth the orchestra led by James Toll will perform his “Serenade to Music”. The celebratory concert will also include Parry “I was Glad”, Fauré “Cantique de Jean Racine” and works by Stanford.
'A delectable soprano and a serene, ever-sentient presence' (The Times). Anna studied at the Royal Academy of Music.
Winner of the BBC Musician Magazine Personality of the Year 2022, Opera Singer Nicky Spence is one of Scotland’s proudest sons.
WMC is grateful for the support of Finzi Friends for this concert