As the sun shone for Ipswich Music Day yesterday a lovely crowd gathered at St Margaret’s Church to enjoy classical music!
Trianon Singers and Strings at Ipswich Music Day!
For those of you who like a bit of advance notice, here’s something rather special! We are delighted to announce that we will be at Snape Maltings for our evening concert in September 2016. The programme for the evening is being finalised and we’ll announce full details in our 2016 brochure, which is due out during September this year.
Last time we were at Snape we performed Carmina Burana – maybe you came and saw us? It was a fantastic evening in a wonderful location and according to the Theatres Trust: “The auditorium is a large, rectangular, open space with reputedly, the best acoustic in Europe.”
Do put the date in your diary now – Saturday 17 September 2016!
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Trianon performed 3 concerts with our visitors from Germany. The St Johannis Choir stayed in Ipswich and brought with them a Saxophone player, keyboard player and drummer and performed a variety of spiritual and popular music with Trianon in Ipswich, Felixstowe and Sproughton.
Saturday 18 April 2015, 7.30pm
St John the Baptist Church, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich IP4 4QE
TRIANON AT ST JOHN’S
Trianon Choir and Symphony Orchestra
Leader: Steve Browne
Sponsored by the ‘Friends of Trianon’
A programme of great works from the Romantic period when tunes really mattered, and when music often reflected the move to national identities in countries such as Finland and Italy. Guest Conductor, Stephen Rumsey, makes a welcome return to conduct Trianon’s Choir and Orchestra.
Tchaikovsky Marche Slav
Rachmaninov Vespers (selection) including: Come, let us worship
Sibelius Symphony No 5
Verdi Four Sacred Pieces
BY MAHESH RAVAL
St John the Baptist Church in Ipswich was the perfect setting for this concert by the talented members of Trianon, skillfully led by their guest conductor, Stephen Rumsey. The programme, sponsored by the Friends of Trianon, started with Tchaikovsky’s Marche Slave, opening with dark rumblings from the cellos and basses and later developing into Russian and Serbian folk melodies beautifully played by various soloists on woodwind. Dramatic effect was provided by percussion, contributing to an energetic and stylish performance.
Next, the choir sang three movements from Rachmaninov’s Vespers. St John’s was absolutely appropriate as a venue, with its high ceilings and wonderful cathedral-like acoustics – for this atmospheric performance. The whole space was filled with a sublime combination of unison voices, delicate harmonies and chant-like themes.
The orchestra’s performance of Sibelius’s Symphony No 5 marked the 150th anniversary of his birth. This difficult but hugely evocative piece was performed effortlessly and to a highly polished standard. The audience was left spellbound as the piece ended with a series of staggered chords, separated by silence. The church continued to echo for several seconds as conductor and orchestra remained motionless, allowing the symphony to conclude with great impact.
The second half of the programme consisted of Verdi’s Four Sacred Pieces, performed by both orchestra and choir. Composed in the 1890’s, this music has a modern feel, with unusual orchestral harmonies complementing the solemn choral line. In the last section, an exquisite solo soprano voice floated above the orchestra.
Once again, Trianon treated their audience to an accomplished performance of a thoughtfully chosen and enjoyable programme.
In October 2015 we will be making a return visit to see our partner music group in Arras, France for concerts and socialising! Read more