Belshazzars Feast

University Choir
& University Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday 14 June 2017 at 7.30PM
York Minster

Benedict Nelson baritone

Peter Seymour, John Stringer conductors

Berlioz     Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale

Walton     Crown Imperial

Walton     Belshazzar’s Feast

Berlioz’s Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale opens with a sombre funeral march and ends with a triumphal choral finale. Belshazzar’s Feast became an immediate success:  a music drama with unaccompanied recitatives and colourful and dramatic writing for choir and large orchestra.  Soloist Benedict Nelson is one of the most exciting baritones of his generation, equally at home on the concert platform and opera stage.  Written for the coronation of Edward VIII, the stirring march Crown Imperial was first performed at the coronation of King George VI.

University Choir sponsored by:

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Concerts in York Minster are given by kind permission of the Chapter of York

This concert is part of the York Festival of Ideas which runs from 6 to 18 June with the theme The Story of Things

Festival of Ideas

Tickets: Front nave: £28 (£26)/ Rear nave: £24 (£23)
Unreserved side aisles: £10 (£8); students £5

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