Wymondham Choral Society join forces with Amadeus Orchestra for performance at Wymondham Abbey

Wymondham Choral Society. picture: Paul Hurst

Wymondham Choral Society. picture: Paul Hurst - Credit: Archant

One of the world's foremost training orchestras for young professional musicians, the Amadeus Orchestra of London, will join the Wymondham Choral Society for a concert at Wymondham Abbey.

Three professional soloists will also take part in the performance of Alexander's Feast by Handel, known as one of the composer's 'best and jolliest' choral works.

The piece tells the story of a banquet held by Alexander the Great and his mistress Thaïs in the Persian city of Persepolis, during which the musician Timotheus sings and plays his lyre. This affects Alexander in a number of ways, but in the end he decides to destroy the city to avenge the deaths of his Greek soldiers in an earlier battle against the Persians.

Liz Fletcher, the society's chairman, said she was delighted to welcome the Amadeus Orchestra to Norfolk.

She said: 'This is the fourth time that we have joined forces with the Amadeus, one of the world's foremost training orchestras for young professionals and music students.

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'Musicians who have trained with them have gone on to play in almost every major orchestra in the world, so we are very lucky to have them back in Wymondham once again.'

Tickets for the performance, on July 15 from 7.30pm, cost £12 or £5 for under 16s and are available from George Reeve Ltd in Market Street, Wymondham or on the door.

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