The City Choirs will be joined by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the Cathedral Concert
Presenting an impressive program of classics including Mendelssohn, Brahms and Wagner, the event will feature performances by acclaimed mezzo-soprano Karen England of popular classical crossover duo The OperaBabes and city choirs Peterborough Male Choir and Peterborough Voices.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is at the forefront of musical creation in the UK and around the world, usually giving around two hundred concerts each season. With its wide repertoire and popular appeal, it is the most ‘in-demand’ orchestra in the UK, attracting a global audience of half a million people and achieving thirty million downloads a year.
In addition to its annual concert season at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Center and Cadogan Hall, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is a respected cultural ambassador and enjoys a busy schedule of tours, performances in concert halls and festivals around the world. – and this year, Peterborough is firmly on the list!
The Orchestra’s mission is to make live music as accessible as possible, to enrich lives through musical experiences, and to create a space for live music at the heart of modern society…goals that tie in firmly with those choirs, with their extensive outreach program across the city, from pop-up choirs to school singing days.
Given their shared vision, it’s no surprise that the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and City Choirs are old friends: they teamed up in 2015 to create a specially commissioned piece of music by renowned composer Errollyn Wallen MBE at the prestigious classical music hall St John’s Smith Square, London, then at the Broadway Theater in Peterborough as part of the sold-out Spectacular Classics event.
It’s not every day that a world-class concert band comes to town, and who knows when they’ll be back.
Tickets for Classics at the Cathedral are on sale now online at www.peterboroughsings.org.uk or by phone on 0333 666 3366 (fees apply).