Huntingdonshire Philharmonic

antonia_brown_web_3The Huntingdonshire Philharmonic Society, affectionately known as Hunts Phil, performs five or six concerts each year.

We perform a variety of choral and orchestral works to suit every taste. Our Christmas performances are especially popular.

The Society always welcomes new members and at present is keen to attract additional singers, brass and string players. The emphasis of rehearsals is that of enjoyment and learning, whilst working to present performances of a high standard to our audiences.

If you are interested in joining Hunts Phil, please email secretary@huntsphil.org.uk

We look forward to performing for you.

Next Concert:
Saturday 8th November, 7:30pm

Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts Centre

Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Laura Samuel, violin
Elgar Carillon
Elgar The Spirit of England
Janice Watson, soprano

Both Elgar and Vaughan Williams were deeply affected by the turmoil and suffering caused by the First World War. Elgar composed Carillon in 1914 to support the Belgian Fund raising effort, and his setting of three of Laurence Binyon’s war poems in The Spirit of England, first performed in 1917, is a moving tribute not only to the many who suffered and died, but also to their women left at home. Vaughan Williams’ Toward the Unknown Region (1906) sets a mystical poem by Walt Whitman about the journey of the soul, whilst The Lark Ascending, first sketched in 1914, is hauntingly beautiful. We are very fortunate to be joined by two internationally known soloists for this performance. Laura Samuel is leader of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. She is a member of the Nash Ensemble and is also renowned as a soloist. Janice Watson is one of the world’s major sopranos. She has performed in most major Opera Houses of the world and has also sung many times at Promenade Concerts.

Tickets: £14 for raked seating and row L, £12 for all other seats on the flat (students half price) available in advance from Anabel Capon (01832 274834 or tickets@huntsphil.org.uk) and will also be available on the door.

Season tickets: £56 for raked seating and row L, £48 for all other seats on the flat (students half price). Booking a season ticket in advance for all five concerts offers a saving of 20%