Monday 6 March 2023

Season finale: Northern Chamber Orchestra's final three concerts in Macclesfield

The Northern Chamber Orchestra in 2022 (Photo: Sara Porter)
The Northern Chamber Orchestra in 2022 (Photo: Sara Porter)

The Northern Chamber Orchestra's 2022-23 season in Macclesfield is concluding with a trio of concerts with music ranging from Bach and Handel, to Pergolesi and Mozart, to contemporary composers Lera Auerbach and Arvo Pärt. The orchestra's 2022-23 season in Macclesfield is its first to use the brand new, purpose-built, auditorium at The Kings’ School in Macclesfield.

On Saturday 11 March 2023, soprano Caroline Taylor and countertenor Ralph Thomas Williams join conductor Christopher Jones and the orchestra for Stabat Mater, a programme featuring Pergolesi's Stabat Mater and Sogno di Stabat Mater, a 2005 work by Lera Auerbach that reworks some of the themes from Pergolesi's piece.

On 1 April, the wind players from the orchestra will be directed by the principal oboe of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, John Roberts, in Mozart’s Serenade for 13 Winds ‘Gran Partita’  and music by Joachim Raff and Ruth Gipps. Then on 6 May, Spanish violinist Jorge Jimenez directs the orchestra in Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2, 5 & 6, plus music by Alfred Schnittke and Arvo Pärt.

Full details from the Northern Chamber Orchestra website.

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