Concert in celebration of the restoration of Betty, the pipe organ of St John's Hyde Park. The Choral Scholars of St John's Hyde Park will be accompanied by this historic and newly restored instrument.
The first half will be a Mass-terful Meandering, including
Kyrie - Missa Aeterna Christi Munera - G.P. Da Palestrina
Gloria - Missa Brevis - J. Dove
Credo - Coronation Mass - W.A. Mozart
Sanctus - Missa Sancti Nicolai - J. Haydn
Benedictus - Mass in Blue - W. Todd
Agnus Dei - Petite Messe Solenelle - G. Rossini
And the second half will be an Operatic Odyssey, including
Drinking Song - La Traviata - G. Verdi
Angels - R. Williams
The Impossible Dream - Man of La Mancha - M. Leigh
I Dreamed a Dream - Les Miserables - C.M. Schonberg
Hail Holy Queen - Sister Act
Wade in the Water - arr. M. Hayes
Triumphal March - Aida - G. Verdi
Tickets £10 from St John's or on the door.
The event will raise funds for the William Gibbs Religious and Educational Trust, which provides grants for education, training and religious activities locally.
This event is part of the programme of events celebrating the restoration of Betty, the pipe organ of St John's Hyde Park, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Betty was originally constructed in 1865 by Hill and Sons and the 3-manual Hill organ was restored to her original sound in 2015 thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund. To learn more about the project to save Betty, the organ, visit her own website.