Hitchin Chamber Orchestra set to play at St Mary’s during town festival

North Herts Music School have played with Hitchin Chamber Orchestra

North Herts Music School have played with Hitchin Chamber Orchestra - Credit: Archant

The superb Hitchin Chamber Orchestra is set to return to St Mary’s Church next month as part of the acclaimed Hitchin Festival.

The orchestra is always looking for innovative and exciting ways to present music and to develop its links into the community and beyond – and their forthcoming appearance at the iconic church is no different.

They are joined by soprano soloist Liz Poole for their Music for Strings and Harp which children and under 18’s can attend free and again the same day at 8.30pm - ‘Bach by Candlelight’, featuring the Double Violin Concerto with soloists from within the orchestra.

These events are set to the orchestra continue to deepen its partnership with national profile musicians David Murphy, Warwick Cole as wll as Liz and Daniel de Fry.

The HCO adventure depends upon the ongoing support of its music-loving audience to thrive and the orchestra is hugely grateful to its loyal followers. “They can confidently be assured,” says musical director Nick Evans-Pughe, “of a continuing programme of ‘must-see’ concerts throughout HCO’s 2017-18 season, starting with its second visit to Hitchin Town Hall on November 4, and continuing in the spring of 2018, when the orchestra proudly presents international French horn soloist, Ben Goldscheider.”

The HCO presents two concerts on Saturday, July 8 in St Mary’s Church at 4pm and 8.30pm.

For these concerts HCO have teamed up with Pizza Express to offer concerts goers a 20 per cent discount for reservations between 1pm to 3pm and 5pm to 7pm with any ticket or online booking number. Booking advisable. See website for terms and conditions.

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Afternoon concert £5 adults, children free. Evening Concert all tickets £12.50 including a glass of wine or juice.

To attend both concerts coasts £15.00.

Tickets available from Eventbrite, Hitchin Initiative, Churchyard, Gatefold, Hermitage Road

For more visit www.hitchinchamberorchestra.org.

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