Orchestras prepare for a busy season of church concerts
Two major Cornish orchestras are preparing their programmes and repertoire for the busy music-making season ahead.
Penzance Orchestral Society are staging two concerts at St Mary's church in their home town and Cornwall Chamber Orchestra plans four winter appearances.
Both orchestras are conducted by Judith Bailey and one of her compositions will be included in the chamber group's list.
CCO, led by Jenny Rapson, have concerts at St Columb Minor church (Sunday November 10 at 3pm), Scorrier chapel (Sunday November 24 at 3pm), St Elwyn's church, Hayle (Sunday January 26 at 3pm) and St Mary's in Penzance (Saturday February 8 at 7.30pm). Music will be by Faure, Festing, Mozart and Schubert. There will also be the first performance of Kate Whetter's To Another Place for flute and strings and the conductor's Two Hampshire Pictures.
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The first Penzance orchestral concert will be on Saturday November 30 at St Mary's at 7.30pm, with the programme comprising Wagner's overture to The Flying Dutchman, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. I in C and Mahler's Symphony No. I Titan.