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Maxime Tortelier conducts the St George's Chamber Orchestra

North American Classics

Add to my Calendar 24-06-2017 20:00 24-06-2017 22:00 36 Maxime Tortelier conducts the St George's Chamber Orchestra 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, and Gershwin & Bernstein classics. Tickets also available from Beckenham Bookshop, St George's Church and on the door.  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.' St George's Church, London DD/MM/YYYY

Details

St George's Church
High Street
Beckenham

London
BR3 1AX
England


Programme

Aaron CoplandRodeo, ballet: Hoe-down
Leonard BernsteinSongs from West Side Story
Aaron CoplandAppalachian Spring, suite
~ Interval ~
George Gershwinselected songs
Manuel PonceEstrellita
Samuel BarberAdagio for Strings, Op.11
Leonard CohenDemocracy
Leonard CohenHallelujah

Performers

Maxime Tortelier – conductor
James Spilling – baritone

St George's Chamber Orchestra

Programme Note

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, and Gershwin & Bernstein classics. Tickets also available from Beckenham Bookshop, St George's Church and on the door. 

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.'

James Spilling - Baritone

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