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Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

St Mary-le-Tower, Tower Street, Ipswich IP1 3BE

Book now buttonFollowing on from their First World War Centenary concerts earlier in the year, Ipswich Choral Society mark another centenary, the birth of Leonard Bernstein. A highlight of the concert will be a performance of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, commissioned by the Very Reverend Walter Hussey for the 1965 Southern Cathedrals Festival.

Leonard Bernstein (25 August 1918 – 14 October 1990) was a world renowned musician throughout his entire adult life. He served as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic and conducted the world’s major orchestras, recording hundreds of performances. His books and the televised Young People’s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic established him as a leading educator.

Ipswich Choral Society President, Turkish conductor Cem Mansur, studied with Leonard Bernstein at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute. Cem has gone on to work with major orchestras and opera houses across the world. Cem will speak about studying with Leonard Bernstein after the interval, inteviewed by Ipswich Choral Society Vice-President Stevie Wishart who is a composer and performer.

Ipswich Choral Society will also be performing settings of two psalms ‘The voice of melody’ and ‘Idols’ by British-French-Israeli composer Nimrod Borenstein, whose music is widely performed throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and Japan. The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra recently performed the world premiere of his second Cello Concerto.

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A retiring collection will be made after the concert for Ipswich Choral Society’s nominated charity for 2018, Diabetes UK, Ipswich & District Support Group. Their goal is to provide support and advice to people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as their family and friends.

Bernstein Centenary Celebration

Featuring Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and talk “Studying with Bernstein” by Cem Mansur

Robin Walker, ICS Music Director
Daniel Law, Pianist
David Poulter, Organist

Saturday 20 October 2018, 7.30pm
St Mary-le-Tower, Tower Street, Ipswich IP1 3BE

Available from the ICS Ticket Line: 01473 625208, ICS members or online here
Tickets: £15, U16s and Students £5 (includes programme)
Retiring collection in aid of Diabetes UK, Ipswich & District Support Group
Interval refreshments available

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