Evening of French Music

Friday 22nd June 2018 at 7.30 pm
St Mary’s Cathedral, Coulby Newham TS8 0TW

An Evening of French Music
With the Cleveland Philharmonic Choir
Classics – Opera –  Popular Song

Dominic Bevan (tenor)
Andrew Christer 
(accompanist)

Conductor – John Forsyth MBE
Cleveland Philharmonic Choir and Junior Choir

Tickets £14 adult, £12 concession, £2 child/student
including a complimentary glass of juice or French wine

Online from TicketSource via www.clevelandphilharmonicchoir.com (50p per ticket booking fee)
By phoning 01642 782009
from the Cathedral Shop or at the door

 

This concert offers a sparkling array of music you’ll love!  We’ve included part of Fauré’s Requiem which features the famous Pie Jesu sung by a young soprano. The choir contributes his beautiful Cantique de Jean Racine.  There are short pieces by Casals (written in France!), Poulenc and Charpentier. The Junior Choir singers are honing their French to perform Au clair de la lune and Chevaliers de la Ronde.

We are delighted that Dominic Bevan is our tenor soloist. Listen to him on www.dominicbevan.com .  In the first half of the concert he introduces and performs songs by Chausson, Duparc and Liszt.

Hold on to your concert ticket to claim your complimentary glass of wine (French, of course!) or juice. Two serving areas are planned to ease the queues we experienced last year at the same venue.

The second half of the concert starts in lively fashion with the Soldiers’ Chorus from Gounod’s Faust. Three famous duets follow – the gorgeous one from Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers, the Flower Duet from Lakmé (made popular in the British Aiways advert) and the Gendarmes duet by Offenbach.

A sequence from Carmen ends the concert, with the soldiers’ song from the children, the sultry Habanera, the famous Flower Song – a tenor solo –  and the Toreador’s March.

And at some point during the evening, we’ll sing La Marseillaise!