30 Mar Festival Opening: Mozart’s 40th & Fauré’s Requiem
Thursday 5 July, 8.00pm
King’s College Chapel
by kind permission of the Provost and Fellows of King’s College
The Bach Choir
David Hill conductor
Alison Ponsford-Hill soprano
Simon Ponsford countertenor
Andrew Rupp baritone
Mozart Symphony No. 40
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
What could be more fitting than to open the 40th Cambridge Summer Music Festival with Mozart’s celebrated 40th Symphony? The best known of all his symphonies, its restless opening bars are instantly recognisable. Mozart often used the key of G minor to express darker emotions in his music and this piece is no exception, although there are moments of sunshine and brilliance too.
Fauré’s deeply contemplative Requiem and Leonard Bernstein’s irrepressible, jazzy setting of six Hebrew psalms (commissioned by Chichester Cathedral) complete the concert, with the Bach Choir and Orpheus Sinfonia under the baton of Festival Director David Hill – all in the breathtaking setting of King’s College Chapel.
Tickets £35, £30, £25, £20
(additional box office fee for credit cards)