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Our Next Concert
Over the years Chandos has been fortunate to include some incredibly talented young soloists in our programmes, generally winners of our Young Musician’s Competition. Our soloist in this concert, Toby Hughes, is one of those and here he makes his second appearance with the orchestra. There are not many chances to hear double bass concertos and Chandos is looking forward to hearing him introduce us to another example of this rare repertoire, this time by the Estonian composer Tubin.
The concert begins with Sibelius’ incidental music from a play about the love of King Christian II of Sweden for a Dutch girl and concludes with the completion of Chandos’ musical tour of Eastern Europe with the Symphony No. 8 of the Czech composer Dvorak. This is full of wonderful tunes, including some lively dance passages, before ending with a joyful finale.
Next Concert Rehearsals
Watch this space for our September 2019 rehearsal and concert schedule.
Auditions are not necessary but a glance at our repertoire will indicate the level at which we play. Chandos has a professional leader and conductor and we rehearse intensively over two weekends with a concert on the second Sunday. There are usually some vacancies in the strings, although less often in other sections, but it’s worth asking! However, we will be pleased to keep your name on file for future occasions. Young players are particularly encouraged to contact us, especially if they are approaching grade 8. It is always possible to try out the orchestra in a workshop before you commit yourself.
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