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Concert Programme

Note: Only forthcoming concerts are shown on this page – please see the Season Listings page for a listing of all concerts this season, including those which have already taken place.

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For box office contact details, see below.

Unless otherwise stated, all seating is now reserved. When booking online, you will be allocated seating within your chosen price band, generally working from front to back of the auditorium. If you have any special requirements, please contact us prior to placing your order.


Saturday 7th July 2018 − 7.30pm Ely Cathedral
MAHLER: Symphony No 8
Soloists: Judith Howarth (Soprano), Katherine Broderick (Soprano), Paula Sides (Soprano), Heather Shipp (Mezzo Soprano), Madeleine Shaw (Mezzo Soprano), Daniel Norman (Tenor), Michael Druiett (Baritone), Julian Close (Bass)
With the Norwich Philharmonic Chorus

Mahler described his mighty Eighth Symphony as ‘a gift to the whole nation’. Whilst its nickname ‘Symphony of a Thousand’ might be an exaggeration, with eight soloists, several choirs and a truly enormous orchestra, it’s not too far off the mark. In the summer of 1906, Mahler was concerned that his creative powers were failing him. He decided to rest from his usual composing routine, but on his first day of holiday, ‘the Spiritus Creator took hold of me and shook me and drove me on for the next eight weeks until my greatest work was done.’ Based on the Latin hymn ‘Veni Creator Spiritus’ and the final part of Goethe’s Faust, this is a celebration of life, love and the creative spirit.

“Try to imagine the whole universe beginning to ring and resound. There are no longer human voices, but planets and suns revolving.” Gustav Mahler


Tickets: reserved: £15 £25 £30, unreserved: £10 (Students and under-18s £10 on the door) from Ely Cathedral Box Office
Related links: Poster (PDF 578 kB); Poster (JPEG 627 kB)
 
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Saturday 8th December 2018 West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
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Saturday 26th January 2019 West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
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Saturday 16th March 2019 West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
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Saturday 18th May 2019 West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
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Box Office Details

Tickets are usually available 6 weeks before each concert.
Ely Cathedral Box Office
The Chapter House, The College, Ely Cathedral, CB7 4DL
Tel: 01353 660349 or Email
https://www.elycathedral.org/
(NB: Online payments attract a £1.50 booking fee per transaction, shown at the end.)
Tickets are also available from members of the Society.