Come and Sing 2020

Edward Elgar The Music Makers

Saturday 22nd February 2020 9:45AM

Nottingham Harmonic Choir

Conductor Richard Laing

Contralto Rhonda Browne
Accompanist Jonathan Allsopp

‘We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams...’ Arthur O’Shaughnessy’s Ode expresses the thrill of excitement but also the isolation experienced by all creative artists. Elgar’s rapturous setting perfectly reflects the poem, with music of tremendous passion and beauty, often quoting many of his best-loved works, including Gerontius, the Enigma Variations, Sea Pictures, the Violin Concerto and the Symphonies. The Music Makers is not performed as often as it deserves, partly because O’Shaughnessy’s poetry has fallen out of fashion, so this is a wonderful opportunity to experience an unjustly neglected work. We will be joined by the acclaimed mezzo-soprano Rhonda Browne, and Nottingham Harmonic’s new accompanist, Jonny Allsopp for what promises to be a memorable and highly enjoyable day.

9:45: Registration
10:15-12:30: Welcome and Rehearsal
12:30-1:30:Lunch (please bring your own)

Drinks will be provided during lunch and morning and afternoon sessions

Registration form and programme

Venue: The Nottingham Emmanuel School, Gresham Park Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7YF
Please see the link on the right for a map and directions

Saturday 22nd February 2020 9:45AM

Nottingham Emmanuel School