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The Open University Choir

Venue: OU, MK
Date: 29 Nov 2018
Times: 1.00 pm

The Open University Choir

Franz Schubert: Mass No. 2 in G major  
W.A. Mozart: Misericordias Domini and Ave verum corpus arr. Bill Strang: Amazing grace  and music by Stravinsky and Rakhmaninov

Performed by The Open University Choir, with soloists from the Choir, and accompanied by the Cantoribus Ensemble
Bill Strang  conductor

Thursday 29 November 2018 at 1pm
Hub Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

Youthful works by two of the greatest Western composers bookend this programme: beginning with Mozart’s ever-so-clever motet Misericordias Domini, written to demonstrate his facility in counterpoint to a potential high-ranking employer; and ending with Schubert’s charming Mass in G written in six days, probably for his local parish church.

In between these two works, the choir performs Mozart’s last completed choral piece, the tiny but exquisite Ave verum corpus; three little gems from the Russian Orthodox repertoire by Stravinsky and Rakhmaninov; and an arrangement by our own conductor, Bill Strang, of the popular hymn Amazing grace which has words by local Olney clergyman John Newton. Soloists will be drawn from the choir which will be accompanied by the Cantoribus Ensemble, a group of instrumentalists from OU staff and the local area assembled to play for OU Choir concerts.

The concert starts at 1pm in the Hub Theatre on The Open University's Walton Hall campus, and will finish at approximately 2pm.  

How to book tickets
Admission is free but because of a limit on numbers, a ticket is required for entry to the Hub Theatre.
Tickets can be booked via the choir’s website at: http://www.open.ac.uk/wikis/ouchoir/Schubert_and_Mozart  where updated information about the concert can be found,  You will need to show a printed ticket or the Eventbrite e-ticket option at the door to gain entry to the event.  Advance booking is strongly recommended - tickets on the door will be subject to availability.

Please note: the seating in the Hub Theatre is tiered with some space on the floor in front of the tiered seats. If you are a wheelchair user please book and print out your ticket and email us at openuniversitychoir@gmail.com to let us know you will be attending so we can ensure that a wheelchair space is reserved for you. You will also need a ticket for anyone who accompanies you.

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