The world-renowned London Mozart Players (LMP) will be back for their annual concert with the Norwich School Choral Society on the evening of Wednesday 25th March. Professional string and woodwind players from the LMP will be playing alongside pupils from Norwich School and other local young musicians at St Andrew’s Hall. The School's Choral Society is one of the largest choruses in the region, made up of both pupils and adults.
This year’s programme features Handel’s sublime setting of psalm 110, ‘Dixit Dominus’, alongside Schubert’s Mass in G and Mendelssohn’s well-loved anthem Hear My Prayer.
Soloists include professional singers who teach at Norwich School, a past pupil who is currently studying for a Music MA in London and a baritone from the Norwich Cathedral Choir.
The evening also includes a performance of the first movement of Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major, which will feature Norwich School pupil Indy Smith as the flute soloist. Indy gained a distinction in her grade 8 flute exam at the age of 15 and has been a member of Norfolk County Youth Music for 6 years. She is taking her A Levels this year and is planning to study music at university from September.
Pat Stephenson, Secretary of the Choral Society is in no doubt that it will be a memorable evening. “It doesn't get any better than this,” she said. “It’s wonderful that our members have the chance to sing a wide variety of beautiful music alongside some of London's top professionals.”
Norwich School Choral Society
Norwich School's Choral Society was founded in 1983. Each year, it combines with pupils from the School’s Chapel Choir to give a performance in St Andrew's Hall. The School also has a long history of nurturing young instrumentalists both within its own orchestras and from other schools in the county.
London Mozart Players
Founded in 1947, the London Mozart Players have a reputation for memorable live performances and recordings of the core classical repertoire. The orchestra plays an active role in contemporary music, giving many world premieres and commissioning new work. The orchestra is also committed to sharing the creative arts with schools and communities, by undertaking collaborations such as this concert with Norwich School.
Tickets cost £12 (free to under 21s) and can be purchased here or on the door.
This concert has been sponsored by Birketts Solicitors, Mills & Reeve and Savills.