Saturday 23rd March, 2019 7pm St John Passion, De Montfort Hall, Leicester

For this year's Malcolm Sargent concert (a triennial event we hold with Stamford Endowed Schools) we will perform Bach's dramatic, fast-paced and concise re-telling of the passion story. Period orchestral accompaniment will be provided by the Musical and Amicable Society, we have a line up of six exciting professional soloists with Nathan Vale taking the role of the Evangelist (narrator) and a chorus, representing various crowds and groups in the narrative, numbering over 200. In a first for this event, we will be performing in the fabulous surroundings of the De Montfort Hall in Leicester which will ensure a fabulous acoustic and visual experience for everyone involved, both performers and audience. It promises to be an amazing event, well worth the trip! Tickets via the De Montfort Hall Box Office.

Forthcoming

This year our popular annual summer concert feature Leonard Bernstein's dramatic and sublime Chichester Psalms and John Rutter's tuneful and beautifully uplifting Requiem, both performed in their chamber versions which will include organ, harp, percussion, cello, oboe and flute. The programme will also feature beautiful instrumental music, including Morricone's 'Gabriel's Oboe' from the 1986 film The Mission. An exciting, moving and uplifting programme, not to be missed! Tickets will be available from the Arts Centre Box Office and choir members.

Rehearsals for the Summer Term start on 2nd April at Stamford Methodist Church, Barn Hill, Stamford. We will be preparing Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms" and Rutter's "Requiem" for our summer concert. New singers are always welcome in the opening weeks of each term, so please do come along, if you're interested in singing with us. Please get in touch with us ahead of the new term for this particular term as arrangements are different to our usual schedule.

Tickets for all performances by Stamford Choral can be purchased from Stamford Arts Centre.Tel 01780 763203 www.stamfordartscentre.com

Stamford, Lincolnshire