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English Fantasies for String Orchestra

Corelli – Concerto Grosso in F, Op.6 no2
Tippett – Fantasia Concertante on a theme of Corelli
Tallis – Spem in alium
Frank Bridge – Three Idylls for String Quartet
Britten – Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge
Tallis – When Rising from the Bed of Death
Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis

Orchestra of the Swan Chamber Choir

Stacey Watton – conductor

Probably for the first time ever, this remarkable concert joins three of the 20th century’s finest pieces for string orchestra to the works by which they were inspired and on which they were based. Audiences will be able to appreciate first hand the influence and effect of Arcangelo Corelli on Tippett, Frank Bridge on Britten, and Thomas Tallis on Vaughan-Williams, with Orchestra of the Swan and Orchestra of the Swan Chamber Choir performing each pairing without interruption or applause. To complement these Fantasias and Variations, Spem in alium, Tallis’ original 40-part motet.

No pre-concert talk
Concert: 7.30pm

Tickets: from £12 to 25

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Event Details

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
Date: 25 Sep 2018
Time: From 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm