Inspired by the Sea

Our Spring concert on Saturday 19th March features a beautiful selection of orchestral classical music inspired by the sea!

Conducted by Mark Gateshill, we’ll start with Mendelssohn’s Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage followed by The Sea by Bridge.

After the interval, we’ll be playing Elgar’s Enigma Variations, a piece close to our hearts as Variation 9 (Nimrod) was the subject of our first lockdown project in 2020.

Each of the Enigma variations portrays a 'subject' inspired by one of Elgar’s friends and acquaintances, and all together, the work gives us Elgar's perceptions of thirteen people and one dog. Variation 13 features a lady who was, at the time of composition, on a sea voyage.

During the variation, the drums suggest the distant throb of the engines of a liner over which the clarinet quotes a phrase from Mendelssohn's Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, nicely tying
the programme together!

The concert will start at 7:30pm at Redland Hall in the lovely grounds of Redmaids’ High school.

Tickets are £15 adults, £12 concessions, £6 NUS and £3 U18s, available to buy online.

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