Anglia Ruskin Evening Concert features the definitive works of Milhaud and Fauré

Published: 3 November 2008 at 11:47

Paul Rhys, Paul Jackson and Alan Rochford conduct one of the foremost student ensembles

Anglia Ruskin Orchestra and Chorus, under the direction of conductors Paul Rhys, Paul Jackson and Alan Rochford, is performing on Thursday 11 December at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.

The Orchestra and Chorus is established as one of the foremost student ensembles in the region giving regular concerts at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge and throughout the Anglia area. Membership is comprised of current and former music students and staff, and recent works performed have included Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Requiem, Britten’s Saint Nicholas and, most recently, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle.

Three of Darius Milhaud’s delightful Petites Symphonies will frame a first half of early twentieth-century music featuring the Balinese-inspired Nocturne, by the American composer Colin McPhee, Percy Grainger’s luminous arrangement of Debussy’s Pagodes for large percussion ensemble and four pianos, and Milhaud’s jazz-influenced masterpiece, La Création du Monde.

The second half of the concert features Anglia Ruskin Chorus in a performance of two of Gabriel Fauré’s most popular and serenely beautiful settings, Cantique de Jean Racine and the Requiem.

‘Everything I managed to entertain by way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem, which moreover is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in internal rest.’ – Fauré.

Tickets (unnumbered) are priced at £8. Concessions are available at £5. Please contact the Mumford Theatre Box Office for more details on 0845 196 2320.

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