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Queen Mary Music Society Christmas Concert

11 December 2015

Time: 7:30pm
Venue: The Octagon, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS

QMUL A Cappella, directed by Samantha Holms
QMUL Big Band, directed by Toby Nelms
QMUL Choir, directed by Paul Edlin
QMUL Orchestra, directed by Paul Edlin

Programme to include:
Handel: Zadok the Priest HWV 258
Schubert Unfinished Symphony
Back Christmas Oratorio

A celebration of the music making done by members of the Queen Mary Music Society.  Handel’s Zadok the Priest is one of his best loved and mightiest compositions, originally composed for the coronation of George II in 1727 and has been sung at every coronation since.  Schubert’s unfinished Symphony or Symphony no. 8  was written 6 years before his death but somehow was left incomplete. Although many reasons why have been put forward,  to this day musicologists still can’t agree.  As described by its name, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio was written for the 1734 Christmas season. Earlier compositions are included like three secular cantatas written during 1733 and 1734 and BWV248a, a church cantata.

Ticket Prices: £6 (full), £2 (students)

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