FLEISCHMANN CHOIR AND CIT CSM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

FLEISCHMANN CHOIR AND CIT CSM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Date: 25th November 2018
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Venue: St Michael's Church, Blackrock
Cost:€15/12 & 5

FLEISCHMANN CHOIR AND CIT CSM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Fleischmann Choir and CSM Symphony Orchestra perform two great works for chorus and orchestra: Vaughan Williams’ early masterpiece Toward the Unknown Region; and Poulenc’s Gloria, with Mary Hegarty, the internationally celebrated, Cork-born soprano, as the featured soloist. Conor Palliser and Matthew Haddock conduct.
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Programme

Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region, for chorus & orchestra
Poulenc: Gloria, FP 177, for soprano solo, chorus & orchestra

The Fleischmann Choir
Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra
Conor Palliser, Matthew Haddock Conductors
Mary Hegarty Soprano

“Toward the Unknown Region” was an important work in the output of Vaughan Williams in that it was his first major composition to draw attention from both public and critics. Stylistically, it is related to the Symphony No. 1, (“A Sea Symphony”), which also used texts by Walt Whitman, one of the composer’s favorite poets. The work premiered in 1907 and won Vaughan Williams acclaim as the foremost young composer of the day. It is romantic in style and transcendental in mood, bursting forth with remarkable and powerful joyfulness at the conclusion.

Composed in 1959, Poulenc’s Gloria, for soprano, chorus & orchestra, is one of three sacred pieces from the composer’s “mature” years. Poulenc’s own description of the second movement captures the essential nature of his approach to sacred music: “I was simply thinking, in writing it, of the Gozzoli frescoes in which the angels stick out their tongues; I was thinking also of the serious Benedictines whom I saw playing soccer one day.” This mixture of lightheartedness and spirituality has come to be one of the composer’s trademarks.

Tickets

€15 (General admission) | €12 (Concessions | COS members)
€10 (COS concessionary members) | €5 (Students) | Under 18s free

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