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St George's Festival - Maxime Tortelier conducts St George's Chamber Orchestra

When
Saturday June 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Where
St George's Parish Church, Beckenham
Tickets
£16, £5 under 25s
Other Sources: Beckenham Bookshop and St George's Church Office
Book Online
Tickets "at the door" - until sold out
  1. Hoe-down, from Rodeo - Aaron Copland, arranged by Thomas Oehler
  2. Jet Song, from West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein
  3. Gee, Officer Krupke, from West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein
  4. Suite, Appalachian Spring - Aaron Copland
  5. Let's call the whole thing off - George and Ira Gershwin
  6. Things are looking up - George Gershwin
  7. Estrellita - Manuel Maria Ponce
  8. Adagio for Strings Op 11 - Samuel Barber
  9. Democracy - Leonard Cohen, arranged by Thomas Oehler
  10. Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen, arranged by Thomas Oehler

St George's Chamber Orchestra welcomes back conductor Maxime Tortelier to conduct a North American programme with music from America, Canada and Mexico. James Spilling sings specially arranged songs by Leonard Cohen, with Gershwin and Bernstein classics.

St George’s Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2004 as the professional orchestra for the South East in order to give local music lovers the opportunity to hear orchestral concerts of the highest standard on their own doorstep, and indeed for the musicians to enjoy making music together on their own doorstep!

The orchestra is drawn from an extraordinarily talented, experienced and versatile pool of musicians, a large number of whom are past winners of prestigious awards and musical competitions in the UK and elsewhere. Many either are or have been members of the leading London orchestras and a significant number are principals in those orchestras. Many others are members of Britain’s best known chamber ensembles.

We are proud to be resident at St George’s Church, Beckenham which has a long, strong and respected musical heritage, and boasts one of the finest church choirs in the UK. With its spaciousness, good acoustics and warm friendly atmosphere the church is an ideal venue for a chamber orchestra.

A few comments from our audience:

'St George's Chamber Orchestra is pure gold.'
‘St George's Chamber Orchestra has got to be one of the best things about being a Beckenham local. At the end of each concert I’m already looking forward to the next one.’
'Your programmes are always imaginitive and the playing first class.'
'I have really enjoyed the concerts over these last years. So good and so convenient for me. Long may you continue!'
'I greatly value the opportunity and experience you provide of "going round the corner" and hearing professionals at work. Thank you so very much.'
'It was a wonderful concert, very special. No need for any of us to travel up to the Wigmore Hall etc for a performance of the quality we have here in Beckenham. And afterwards we were home again in 10 minutes - fantastic!!'
'An absolutely first class concert - I wonder how many locals actually realise how lucky they are to have performances of such high quality on their doorstep. It was a privilege to be there.'


Venue
St George's Parish Church
High Street
Beckenham
Kent
BR3 1AX
England
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