Press release 7 December 2011
The South West's biggest amateur symphony orchestra is planning the biggest performance in its 44-year history and the first ever performance in the South West of Mahler's 'Symphony of a Thousand'.
The monumental Symphony No 8 was given this nickname because of the number of performers at its world première in
in 1910. Munich
102 years later, EMG Symphony Orchestra will be gathering an orchestra of over 100, eight vocal soloists and a massive choir. EMG will be recruiting singers from both the local area and around the country. For many this rare performance will be a once in a lifetime opportunity.
The training of the choir will happen over three weekends in May, July and September 2012, with the final rehearsals and concert taking place on the weekend of 15 & 16 September. The venue will be
's Great Hall, and the whole performance will be masterminded by EMG's Musical Director Marion Wood. Exeter University
Singers will need some choral experience to cope with the demands of this fabulous work, but
has a long track record of successfully steering amateur musicians through the most complex repertoire. Any singers in interested in joining the choir for this massive undertaking are warmly invited to email the choir co-ordinator, Carol Galton, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning (01392) 410660. Marion
For Further Information
Please contact Claire Wood by email at email@example.com or by telephone on 01392 430003.