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Paul Hoskins


29 June 2023


St Jude-on-the-Hill
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Chloe Harrison, James Gilchrist
The Purcell School String Orchestra

Paul Hoskins conductor

James Gilchrist tenor

Chloe Harrison French horn

Elgar Serenade for Strings in E minor

Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

Mahler Adagietto from Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor

Beethoven Symphony no 2 in D major

Elgar described the Serenade for Strings as one of his personal favourites. Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, is a glorious setting of six English poems that Britten completed in 1943. It is meditative and melancholic, with the songs framed by a solo horn. Mahler’s Adagietto is love song to his wife Alma - its enduring popularity owes much to Visconti’s film Death in Venice. Beethoven’s second symphony was composed when the fear of Napoleon loomed over Europe but still generates and maintains a cheerful enthusiasm – it is full of energy and musical jokes.

James Gilchrist's extensive concert repertoire has seen him perform in major concert halls throughout the world. 

The Purcell School holds the UNESCO Mozart Gold Medal, which recognises its unique contribution to music, education and international culture.

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Supported by the Jacqueline and Michael Gee Charitable Trust

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