Mozart Symphony No. 39
Saturday 23 March 2019, 7.30pm
English Chamber Orchestra (ECO)
Canterbury Choral Society
Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir
Richard Cooke conductor
Mhairi Lawson soprano
Marta Fontanals-Simmons mezzo-soprano
Robin Bailey tenor
Tristan Hambleton bass
VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral
Sponsored by Sir Ronald McIntosh
Mozart’s final composition has held its place amongst the great works of Classical music, and one which carries a deep intensity for audience and performers alike. The English Chamber Orchestra is one of the world’s leading chamber orchestras. It has performed in more countries than any other, recorded over 1500 works and played with the world’s greatest musicians in its five decades of history. Canterbury Choral Society and Youth Choir is delighted to welcome them back together with an outstanding team of soloists for this performance of Mozart Requiem.
The English Chamber Orchestra is the most recorded chamber orchestra in the world. Its discography containing 860 recordings of over 1,500 works by more than 400 composers.
The ECO has performed in more countries than any other orchestra and played with many of the world’s greatest musicians. The American radio network CPRN has selected ECO as one of the world’s greatest living orchestras. The illustrious history of the orchestra features many major musical figures. Benjamin Britten was the orchestra’s first Patron and a significant musical influence.
The long relationship with Daniel Barenboim led to an acclaimed complete cycle of Mozart piano concertos as live performances and recordings. This was followed by two further recordings of the complete cycle with Murray Perahia and Mitsuko Uchida.
Read more about the English Chamber Orchestra on englishchamberorchestra.co.uk