A classic weekend on the horizon for Lancashire

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Manchester Camerata returns to King George’s Hall in Blackburn later this month with a programme put together to showcase the orchestra’s superb wind musicians.

The Sunday afternoon concert on November 24 will feature some of the most inventive and uplifting music ever written for wind instruments by Dvorák, Beethoven and Mozart.

The matinee begins with Rondino, an early wind octet by Beethoven, before Dvorák’s Wind Serenade, a lyrical, dance infused work.

The climax of the afternoon, Mozart’s Serenade No.10 for 13 instruments, is regarded as one of the jewels of the classical canon.

In the words of Mozart’s bitter rival Antonio Salieri (in the play Amadeus by Peter Shaffer): “This was a music I’d never heard. Filled with such longing, such unfulfilled longing, it had me trembling.

“It seemed to me that I was hearing the very voice of God.”

The concert is on Sunday November 24 at 14:30 in the King George’s Hall, Blackburn.

Tickets cost £27, £24, £20, £15. Senior concessions are available. Students in full time education £3.

The previous day, in the Great Hall at Lancaster University Lancaster and District Choral Society will perform Brahms’ Requiem and Bizet’s dramatic Te Deum.

John Perrin conducts the large orchestra, led by Julian Cann. Soloists are soprano Elinor Moran, bass soloist Njabulo Madlala, Philip and Dorothy Green and young concert artist and tenor Adam Smith.

The show begins at at 7.30m, Tickets are £12 (£13 on night), students £6, accompanied schoolchildren free.

Concessionary rates available. Tickets available from Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres and at www.WeGotTickets.com, choir members or ring 01524 421537. www.ldcs-choral.org.uk

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