Prom Praise arrives in York and a church near you
Wednesday 19th September 2012There is one last chance to catch a Prom concert before the end of the season. On Saturday 22 September the All Souls Orchestra arrives in York to bring Prom Praise to the newly refurbished Barbican.
There are still a few tickets left for an evening, starting at 7.30pm, of music-making and celebration with a glorious mix of Last Night of the Proms and Songs of Praise.
The programme includes orchestral pieces by Shostakovich, Khachaturian, Arnold and Barry. The stirring Olympic Fanfare & Theme written by John Williams for the 1984 Olympics is an especially appropriate piece to round off an amazing British summer of sport and stunning achievement.
Joining the charismatic conductor and director Noël Tredinnick on stage will be West End star and soloist David Erik who most recently played The Arbiter in Chess directed by Craig Revel Horwood. David and his wife, Kelly Rainford, will sing a number of popular show and worship songs including Tale as old as time from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and You raise me up by Graham and Lovland.
The Prom Praise York choir will perform Rutter’s Look at the World and Grassi’s Voice of Praise and lead the singing of hymns such as Wesley’s O for a thousand tongues to sing to the tune of On Ilkle Moor baht’at and songs including Getty and Townend’s popular In Christ alone.
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu will co-host the evening, the proceeds of which will go to The Langham Arts Trust and the PSP Association. Tickets are available from the Barbican Box Office (0844 854 2757) and online at www.yorkbarbican.co.uk.
On Sunday morning 23 September, members of the orchestra are leading the worship at St Luke’s Burton Stone Lane York (10am), Copmanthorpe Methodist (10.30am) and All Saints Pocklington (10.45am). Expect a selection of hymns and songs old and new and a very warm welcome.
For more information contact the Revd Les Slow on 01759 303888