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Autumn Spooktacular! – 16 November

Autumn Spooktacular!

Sat 16 November 2019 – Orchestra/Choir Concert

Trick or treat? Our spine-tingling Programme includes:

  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre
  • César Franck: Chasseur Maudit
  • Modest Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain
  • Franz Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No.1
  • John Williams: Harry Potter Symphonic suite
  • Edvard Grieg: Hall of the Mountain King
  • Carl Orff: extracts from Carmina Burana
  • Engelbert Humperdinck: Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel

Venue: St. John the Baptist Church, Burscough, L40 4AE

Ormskirk Music Society presents their ‘Autumn Spooktacular!’  Thrills, fantasy and musical storytelling will be on offer in a programme set to include Saint-Saens’ famous ‘Danse Macabre’, Mussorgsky’s ‘Night on the Bare Mountain’, and the now much loved John Williams’ ‘Harry Potter Symphonic Suite’ written to accompany the cinematic re-telling of the Harry Potter tales.

The evocative storytelling continues with the orchestra’s performance of César Franck’s symphonic poem ‘Le Chasseur Maudit’ – the accursed huntsman, who is condemned to be eternally pursued for setting out to hunt on a Sunday, as the church bells called him to worship.  Liszt’s ‘Mephisto Waltz’ similarly tells a tale, this time of Faust stopping at a village inn and dancing wildly with a beautiful girl as Mephistopheles himself plays the fiddle.

The choir will be joining the orchestra for Grieg’s ever-popular ‘Hall of the Mountain King’, depicting a scene from the tale of Peer Gynt, a young man thwarted in love, who runs off to the mountains only to be captured by trolls and taken to see the Mountain King.  The choir will also be performing the ‘Evening Prayer’ from Humperdinck’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’, and selected extracts from Carl Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’.

What promises to be an exciting evening can also boast the premiere of a new work for choir and orchestra by young composer, Gabriel Ness.

This is certainly not an event to be missed, showcasing music that stirs the imagination, thrills and delights at every turn.  Something, we hope, to brighten up the dark November nights.

Tickets are available in advance from Catherine Ness (01695 556548 or or on the door priced at £10, £5 for children.

Venue: St John the Baptist Church, Burscough

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