Saturday, 16 April 2016

EMG Symphony Orchestra Marion Wood's Final Concert, with Tony Hindley Benjamin Britten "War Requiem" Exeter Cathedral Saturday 23 April 2016 Press Release from Ellen Stratton

EMG Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Marion Wood
(Photography: Nigel Cheffers-Heard)

EMG Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 23 April 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

On Saturday 23 April, EMG Symphony Orchestra & Singers return to Exeter Cathedral for a performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem.  This epic work brings together a symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra (conducted by EMG’s Associate Conductor, Tony Hindley), three soloists, an adult choir and children’s chorus.  EMG Symphony Orchestra is delighted to be joined by EMG Singers, a group of over 130 adult singers drawn mainly from the Southwest, (many of whom have sung with EMG before) as well as the combined forces of Devon County Junior Choir and Schola Exe [directed by Rachel Smith]; and to welcome soloists Catherine Hamilton, Stefan Sbonnik and Julian Rippon – this spectacular performance is not to be missed!

Marion Wood
As regular EMG supporters will be aware, this concert is also Marion Wood’s final performance as Musical Director of EMG Symphony Orchestra.  Marion moved to Germany in September 2013, but has continued working with EMG Symphony Orchestra, supported by Associate Conductor Tony Hindley.

EMG Symphony Orchestra’s chair, Rachel Wieck says "Marion has taken EMG Symphony Orchestra and its audiences on a remarkable musical journey over the last 8 seasons.  It has been a delight to work with Marion, and she has enabled this orchestra to tackle successfully some particularly challenging repertoire. Marion's enthusiasm, leadership and commitment to EMG has been outstanding, and this performance of the War Requiem is a fitting tribute to her ability as a Musical Director.  On behalf the orchestra and singers, I wish Marion every success in the future". 

Leader Clare Smith says “It has been such a privilege to have led the orchestra throughout the time that Marion has been our Musical Director. She is so easy to work with, always calm, respectful and incredibly knowledgeable. Every rehearsal is a Masterclass in musical understanding, and it has been a delight to see how this has inspired us all. Thank you Marion and I wish you all the very best”.

This concert is in aid of the Royal British Legion and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders).  The concert is part of the global First World War Centenary commemorations led by the Imperial War Museum.

Tickets for this concert cost £16, £13, £11 and £9
(£6, £5 and £4 for students and under-16s)
from Exeter Tourist Information, Dix’s Field, Exeter, 01392 665885
(9.30am – 4.30pm, Monday – Saturday)
and Devon Strings Workshop, 1 Bartholomew Street West, Exeter
(10am – 6pm, Wednesday – Saturday, cash or cheque only)
or online from TicketSource.

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EMG Symphony Orchestra
Exeter Cathedral
Tony Hindley &  Marion Wood
Saturday 23 April 7.30pm
Conductors: Marion Wood & Tony Hindley
Benjamin Britten: "War Requiem" Op 66 1962
for the consecration of Coventry Cathedral
combining the Latin Mass for the Dead with
nine war poems by Wilfred Owen
Ensemble 1: Soprano, Choir & Symphony Orchestra
Ensemble 2: Tenor, Baritone & Chamber Orchestra
Ensemble 3: Boys' Choir & Organ
Tickets: Rear Aisle £9 Front Aisle £11
Rear Nave £11 Middle Nave £13 Front Nave £16
Exeter TIC, Dix's Field: 01392 665885
Devon Strings Workshop: (10-6 Wed-Sat)
Online BookingTicketSource
Full DetailsEMG Symphony Orchestra Website

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