All concerts take place at Petersfield Festival Hall except for the recitals in St Peter’s Church on Tuesday lunchtime and Wednesday evening.
Hampshire Police Male Voice Choir with Quintessential Brass
The Hampshire Police Male Voice Choir has an extensive repertoire of music ranging from the most sacred to sea shanties, folk songs and “show stoppers”. Started in 1941, the choir has a long history of community involvement and has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charitable purposes.
Conductor: Terri Freeman
Arensky: Variations on a theme by Tchaikovsky
Haydn: Nelson Mass
Jonathan Willcocks: A Great and Glorious Victory
Tuesday 17 March
St Peter’s Church
Michael Hurd Memorial Fund Award-Holders
Amy Mitchell, soprano
Laura Beardsmore, flute
Matthew Parkinson, percussion
Evening Recital: The Parnassian Ensemble
Since its formation in 1998, The Parnassian Ensemble has gained a reputation for its virtuosic performances and innovative programming. An unusual feature of its recitals is the introduction to audiences of fine, original, early eighteenth-century English recorder music which would otherwise remain virtually unknown.
Sophie Middleditch and Helen Hooker, recorders
Lynden Cranham, baroque cello
David Pollock, harpsichord
The Petersfield Orchestra
Vocal Workshop with The Swingles
Singing Without a Safety Net
Join The Swingles for an exciting workshop exploring a range of singing styles, techniques and tips. The workshop will be held at the United Reformed Church Hall, College Street, Petersfield, GU31 4AG.
For more than half a century The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers that make up today’s London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy® winners since they first made waves in the 1960s. With their forthcoming album Deep End (due early 2015), The Swingles celebrate that legacy by starting a whole new chapter.