29 June 2023
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.
Recording from artist's previous work: http://YouTube.be/RxVLGfdRq0U
Supported by the Jacqueline and Michael Gee Charitable Trust