50-strong orchestra for Weston event

PUBLISHED: 09:43 07 December 2010




ALL Saints’ Church will reverberate to full symphonic sounds when the 50-strong Winscombe Orchestra plays its annual winter concert at the landmark Weston venue on Saturday at 7.45pm

The evening gets off to an invigorating start with Mozart’s overture to Don Giovanni. Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor features up and coming soloist Lukas Hank, a former pupil of Nailsea School who is now in his first year at the Royal Academy of Music.

This remarkable young violinist has regularly performed as a soloist since the age of 13, is a former principal violinist with the North Somerset Youth Orchestra and leader of the Sinfonia Quartet in which role he starred in a royal performance for the Queen in 2007 - the same year he won a place in the prestigious National Youth Chamber Orchestra of Great Britain.

The third piece in the evening’s concert will be Beethoven’s grand Symphony No 3, popularly known as the Eroica, composed in 1804 when Beethoven was aged 34

Christine Gladwin leads the orchestra with Mark Gateshill as conductor.

Mark’s appointment in 2009 brought a new degree of professionalism to the orchestra’s work and concert goers will not be disappointed by either the programme choice or performance.

Tickets are on sale at the Heritage Cafe in Wadham Street, from John Crockford-Hawley on 01934 629166 or on the door.

The following musical event at All Saints will be the hugely popular annual Carols in Candlelight on December 20 and 21, featuring a world premier of Sir John Tavener’s new carol, commissioned especially for the occasion.

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