Twelfth Night Revels – Review
Star of the show – the Lord of Misrule!
Review: Twelfth Night Revels
Trianon Symphony Orchestra and Choir
Ipswich Corn Exchange, January 6th
The tree may be taken down, the decorations stored away and the turkey gone, but all is not over till the Trianon Christmas concert gives us one last shimmer of festive tinsel – literally so on Saturday night with musicians and instrument stands bedecked to celebrate the twelfth night in front of an almost packed hall.
And what a colourful concert it was, cleverly combining in its theme the season of Epiphany with our fellow European countries’ “King’s Day” and other post-Christmas traditions. This kaleidoscope was the perfect platform under conductor Christopher Green for a variety of contrasting pieces from the choir and orchestra led by Steve Browne to perform separately or together, ranging from a selection of choral wassailing and Bob Chilcott’s innovative composition of The Twelve Days of Christmas (almost a mini-operetta in itself) to Johann Strauss’s Emperor Waltz and Gordon Jacob’s version of the Overture to the Barber of Seville. In between these and others were moments for the trio of trumpeters to excel with Leroy Anderson’s Buglers’ Holiday and for the percussion section to add their own sound to Sleigh Ride and The Typewriter.
With such a variety of content it is almost impossible to pick out highlights but I especially liked the very moving and melodious Annie Lennox song Into the West from Lord of the Rings and the selection from The Lion King which finished the first half on an uplifting high.
Whatever your choice of music to round off the Christmas period this was a most enjoyable and well-presented concert.
See the review in the EADT
With members of the Ipswich School of Dancing
Sponsored by Associated British Ports (ABP), Ipswich
Banish any post-seasonal blues with an evening of foot-tapping music and maybe some dance as well.
Trianon invites you to celebrate Twelfth Night with them as the musicians explore the way this occasion is enjoyed in many countries, so be prepared to meet Kings and the Lord of Misrule during a musically-packed tour.
|Vaughan Williams||Wassail Song|
|Philip Lane||Wassail Dances|
|Herbert Howells||Here is the little door|
|Henry VIII||Pastime in good company|
|Annie Lennox||Into the West (Lord of the Rings – Return of the King)|
|Edvard Grieg||In the Hall of the Mountain King|
|Johann Strauss II||Kaiser Waltz|
|Hans Zimmer||The Lion King – Selection|
|Leroy Anderson||Buglers’ Holiday|
|Bob Chilcott||The Twelve Days of Christmas|
|Leroy Anderson||Sleigh Ride|
|Leroy Anderson||The Typewriter|
|LORD OF MISRULE|
|Gordon Jacob||The Barber of Seville goes to the Devil|
|Stephen Sondheim||Into the Woods – Medley|
|Ferdinand Hérold||La Fille Mal Gardée – Clog Dance|
|Arr Andrew Burke||Couch Potato Suite|
Tickets from £10.50, concessions from £9.50, students and U16 from £6 (these prices are inclusive of a £1 per ticket booking fee if purchased from Ipswich Entertainments).
Available from Ipswich Tourist Information Centre and www.ipswichregent.com, telephone 01473 433100, or save the booking fee and book via the Trianon ticket line on 01394 283170 or 07876 787029
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