In memory of Babs Yule (1920-2010) Friday 13th May (7.30 to 10pm) & Saturday 14th May (10.30am to 8.30pm, including concert performance) at Townsend School, High Oaks, St Albans, AL3 6DR and St Saviour’s Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans AL1 4DT
SIR EDWARD ELGAR: SYMPHONY NO 2 IN E-FLAT MAJOR
String players of a high standard (grade 7/8+) are invited to join St Albans Symphony Orchestra for this workshop to prepare and perform Elgar’s passionate and technically demanding Second Symphony. The workshop starts with a Friday evening play-through. Sectional tutorials led by professional instrumentalists will take place on the Saturday morning. The afternoon rehearsal will take place in St Saviour’s Church culminating in a public concert performance (7.30pm start).
The symphony requires a large orchestra. Requests to take part are invited from string players (all sections, including harp). We especially welcome young musicians, including students.
The workshop is subsidised by a generous legacy from the late Babs Yule, a long-time friend of the orchestra. We will be charging our audience admission (£5) to the concert, but there is no charge this year for visiting players.
To apply to take part, please email details of your name, address, instrument and playing background to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or write to David Utting, Chair, St Albans Symphony Orchestra, 250 Sandridge Road, St Albans, AL1 4AL.