Saturday 4 February 2017, 7.00pm
Jock McKenzie: Winchester Festival Fanfare
Beethoven: Battle Symphony Op.91 "Wellington's Victory"
composed in 1813 to celebrate Wellington's victory at the Battle of Vitoria and dedicated to the Prince Regent, later King George IV
Princess Charlotte: Lord Wellington's March
composed by Charlotte, Princess of Wales, whose death in childbirth in 1817 eventually led to the accession of Queen Victoria
David Owen Norris: Turning Points
A Fantasia upon a suffragist song by Sir Hubert Parry, for Soprano, Tenor & Baritone Soloists, Chorus & Children's Choir, Brass Band, Orchestra, String Orchestra, Organ, Piano Duet & Four Electric Guitars
Kimberley Raw, soprano
Mark Wilde, tenor
Ashley Riches, baritone
George Castle, organ
Hampshire County Youth Training Choir
Hampshire County Youth Band
Gosport and Fareham Youth Orchestra Strings
Staff and pupils from Hampshire Music Services, guitars
Southampton University Symphony Orchestra, leader: Kath Roberts
David Owen Norris, conductor
About this Event
Celebrated Composer and conductor David Owen Norris directs a spectacular concert given by 200 young orchestral and brass band musicians together with The Waynflete Singers and Hampshire County Youth Training Choir.
The concert will be in aid of the Mayor of Winchester's Charities.
Celebrating the values of Democracy, Turning Points is a piece for many occasions of private celebration or of public solemnity. Composed in 2015, its libretto draws from sources relating to Magna Carta, Agincourt and Waterloo, but also includes contemporary quotes from Malala Yousafzai and the words (and especially their rhythm) chanted by an angry crowd in Ferguson, Missouri. Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln & Martin Luther King find their place alongside the American Declaration of Independence and the French Revolution as markers on the long road to political freedom and democracy.