Snow, icy roads and grey, chilly skies…… what a contrast to our forthcoming concert in a few weeks’ time which brings the sunshine of the Mediterranean to Guildford with a programme of scintillating Italian Baroque music. The concert on Saturday 16th March in St Nicolas’ Church at 7.30pm features Handel’s virtuosic Dixit Dominus, written in Rome at the very start of his career in 1707 when the composer was just 22, and in contrast a late work by the Venetian Monteverdi – his effervescent Beatus vir. The third choral work in our programme is a rarely heard setting of the Magnificat by a near contemporary of Handel, the Neopolitan Francesco Durante.
We are delighted to be joined by the early music instrumentalists of Accademia del Guado d’Oro and the concert will be directed by our new Principal Conductor, Max Barley. The local charity we support on this occasion is Sight for Surrey. There will be a reception afterwards to which you are all warmly invited; please do come and join us for a drink!
Advance tickets are £13 (£16 at the door and free for under 25s) and are available from Guildford Tourist Information Centre, through our website www.guildfordchamberchoir.org.uk or from Record Corner in Godalming. Tickets for Friends of GCC are £11. Further details of the Friends scheme are also available on our website.