If you would like to support the Ely Choral Society, why not become a Friend?
The valued donations that ECS receives from its Friends enable us to engage top flight soloists and orchestras as well as offering our Friends a range of benefits. These benefits include a 10% discount on two tickets for certain concerts, priority booking, free concert programme, complimentary wine at certain concerts and an annual Newsletter. We also organise visits to prestigious London concerts.
We are very grateful to all our Friends and hope you will consider joining them.
Here are the details of our next London concert visits.
On Thursday 26th November at 7:30 pm at the Southbank Centre we will hear the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Robin Ticciati play a programme of Beethoven and Dvorak. Ann-Sophie Mutter will play Beethoven's Violin Concerto and the orchestra will play the Dvorak Symphony No.9 (From The New World). This concert is now SOLD OUT!
Mutter describes herself as having a 'mountain-climbing personality', though for most music lovers, she's purely and simply one of the best violinists in the world today. Any chance to hear her live is a major occasion and to hear her scale the heights of Beethoven's huge, sunlit concerto is something very special indeed. To accompany her, Robin Ticciati makes a welcome return – bringing all his insight and sense of theatre to Dvorák's best-loved symphony too. Some pieces are classics for a reason, and with Ticciati conducting, expect the New World to spring sparkling to life.
On Sunday 5th March at 3:00 pm at the Southbank Centre we will hear the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Tegan Sokhiev play a programme of Dvorak and Tchaikovsky. Edgar Moreau will play Dvorak's Cello Concerto and the orchestra will play the Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6..
A performance of Tchaikovsky's moving Sixth Symphony. Dark, restless and with flashes of fury, Tchaikovsky wrote to his friend the Grand Duke of Constantine about what was to be his final symphony: 'without exaggeration, I have put my whole soul into this work.' Alongside, Dvorák's Cello Concerto pays tribute to the composer's lost love, Josefina, as he builds the elegiac slow movement around a line from one of Josefina's favourite of Dvorák's songs, Kéz duch muj sám (Leave me alone).
Booking information for this concert, including ticket and transport, will be available in January 2017.
The concert visits are open to Ely Choral Society Friends and Choir Members.