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The Oxhill News

March 2010

This months News



Stour Singers

The orchestra of the Swan is coming to Shipston-on-Stour on Saturday 8th May at 7.30 p.m. to join Stour Singers in a joyful programme of music by Vivaldi & Handel in St Edmundís Church.  The concert will be conducted by Richard Emms, the choirís founder/director.

The programme begins with Vivaldiís Magnificat followed by Handelís Laudate, pueri, Dominum which is, perhaps, less familiar.  It is really a solo piece for virtuoso soprano with choral & string accompaniment, full of thrilling Handelian runs to be sung by guest artist Katharine Fuge, the renowned international Baroque specialist singer.  The second half opens with Ombra mai fu, the well-loved Handelís Largo, performed by Emma Selway who is a principal mezzo-soprano at the Royal Opera House.  All these musicians combine in the final item, Vivaldiís Beatus Vir.  Rarely heard but instantly accessible to any listener, it has a beautifully interwoven texture and tunes you can whistle on the way home.

That this event can happen in Shipston is a personal tribute to Richard Emms who has worked for some 35 years to put the town on the choral map.  Itís a very special occasion - donít miss it!  

Tickets at £12.50 for adults (accompanied children free) from:- R Clarke 27, High Street, Shipston, choir members & at the door. 

For any further information please contact Vic Twyman Tel: 01608 664215

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