Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, Chorus & Jazz Orchestra
Rachmaninov The Bells Op 35
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (arr J. Joseph)
Duke Ellington Suite from the Second Sacred Concert (arr S. Stroman)
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Dominic Wheeler conductor
Katherine Broderick soprano
John Findon tenor
David Stout baritone
Guildhall Jazz Orchestra & Singers
Scott Stroman conductor
Julian Joseph piano
In the first concert of the academic year, new Guildhall School musicians perform together for the first time on the Barbican Hall stage in an exciting programme of 20th-century orchestral, choral and jazz works.
The evening begins with Rachmaninov’s epic choral symphony The Bells, featuring a new English translation by Stephen Plaice and showcasing the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Head of Opera Dominic Wheeler.
For the second half of the concert Guildhall Jazz musicians and singers take to the stage for a programme including Julian Joseph's jazz orchestra arrangement of Gershwin’s famous Rhapsody in Blue, plus selections from Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts – described by the composer as “the most important thing I have ever done”.
Tickets: £15, £10 (£5 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office
Guildhall Circle members are invited to attend this concert and an exclusive pre-performance reception as guests of the School. Please contact the Development Office on 020 7382 7179 or firstname.lastname@example.org