Chorus and Symphony Orchestra to perform Tchaikovsky and Puccini

On Saturday 25 March over two hundred members of the University's Chorus and Symphony Orchestra will give the University’s annual concert in the nave of Canterbury Cathedral.

The Orchestra will perform one of the great pioneering symphonies of the nineteenth century – Tchaikovsky’s Symphony in B minor, Pathétique.

The composer described it as ‘the best thing I ever composed or shall compose’ and the symphony runs the whole gamut of emotions, famously ending with an unexpected and devastating Adagio lamentoso.

By contrast, the University Chorus will then be joined by two star soloists from the world of opera – tenor Shaun Dixon and baritone David Stout – for a performance of Puccini’s Messa di Gloria. This has been described by conductor Susan Wanless, Director of University Music, as ‘a gloriously energetic and charming work, full of wonderful Italianate lyrical passages and rousing choruses’.

The concert starts at 7.30pm with online bookings and tickets, priced £22.00, £18.00, £14.00, £10.00, £8.00, available from the Gulbenkian Booking Office, Tel 01227 769075.