7.30pm, 9th December 2017
St. Edmund’s Church, Shipston-on-Stour
Mozart, Exultate jubilate
Kuhnau, cantata Uns ist ein Kind geboren
J.S. Bach, cantata 191, Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Robyn Allegra Parton – soprano
Phillipa Thomas * – mezzo-soprano
Robert Tilson * – tenor
Alistair Donaghue – bass baritone
(* by arrangement with Birmingham Conservatoire)
Queen’s Park Sinfonia
and our rehearsal accompanist Rachel Bird on keyboard
Since its formation in 2002 the Midlands-based Queen’s Park Sinfonia has quickly established itself as one of the new generation of exciting chamber orchestras in the UK. Queen’s Park Sinfonia offers the wealth of talented young graduate musicians in the region the opportunity to develop in a professional environment.
Often collaborating with highly acclaimed soloists and performing in prestigious venues across the Midlands, the orchestra allows its members to perform with like-minded professionals in supportive and creative surroundings. As a youthful ensemble it strives to create performances that are both challenging and satisfying to musicians and audiences alike.
Queen’s Park Sinfonia exists as a ‘non-profit making’ organisation and currently receives no financial support. All concerts and engagements enable the ensemble to finance future projects and allow for the ongoing promotion and development of the orchestra.
Queen’s Park Sinfonia is an ensemble with an ethos that is both community and regionally based. In an increasingly competitive environment, young professional musicians require both support and encouragement in order to continue developing. The aim is to create opportunities for these musicians within the region and ensure that their skills are used within the wider community by encouraging creativity and an involvement in musical activities for people of all ages, cultures and abilities.