Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra returns to the Festival of Chichester with the promise of a “summer’s evening with some of the most memorable melodies ever written.”
In Chichester Cathedral on Wednesday, June 14 at 7.30pm it will offer Vaughan Williams’ Tallis Fantasia, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Dvorak’s From the New World Symphony, with BSO assistant conductor Tom Fetherstonhaugh conducting (tickets here).
“it’s going to be is a really wonderful programme,” Tom says. “The Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis is for string orchestra and in fact it is for double string orchestra. There is a main body of strings and there is also a second string group. It premiered in Gloucester Cathedral in 1910 as part of the Three Choirs Festival and is therefore designed to be played in beautiful and massive spaces and that’s why I thought of bringing it to Chichester. The joys of the piece are beautiful melodies and luscious harmonies. I’m sure it’s going to work very well in Chichester.
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Image: Tom Fetherstonhaugh