Bohemian Nights are set for the Harlow Chorus

Lifestyle / Mon 10th Nov 2014 at 11:40am

Harlow Chorus

The fine organ in St John’s Church, Epping will be heard in its full majesty as organist Paul Ayres plays the Varhany solo from Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass. Paul will then join Susan Graham Smith as they accompany the choir for the Symphony of Psalms in a version for two pianos. The pair will then entertain the audience with one of Dvorak’s lively Slavonic Dances in the original version for four hands before Paul returns to the organ to accompany the choir for Kodaly’s Laudes organi, described by our conductor Alexander Chaplin as “somewhat insane but with some lovely moments”! Dvorak’s New World Symphony is probably his most well known work, made even more familiar by Hovis’ classic commercial which used the theme of the slow movement, and he brought the same melodic gift to his Mass in D, an intimate work for choir, solo voices and organ which demonstrates his wonderful sense of line and melody, colour and drama. A luscious end to a lovely concert.

Tickets (£15 full, £12 concession, £6 under 16s) available from Julia Dimon on 01277 362440, online at www.harlowchorus.ticketsource.co.uk (no booking fee) or on the door.

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