CHESTER Philharmonic Orchestra will celebrate the life and work of Benjamin Britten at Chester Cathedral tomorrow night.
Works will include the little known overture Men of Goodwill and Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell, better known as The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, narrated by the cathedral’s Nick Fry.
Soloist Duncan Anderson will play Walton’s Concerto for Violin.
Duncan, a post graduate student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, is from Chester and has played with the orchestra before as a soloist and in the viola section. His parents are also members of the orchestra and he has performed solo recitals in Europe and South Africa and is in demand as both an orchestral and chamber musician.
The concert will be directed by Steven Threlfall, director of music at Manchester’s Chetham’s School of Music. The orchestra will also be led by guest leader, Frances Evans who is currently on trial with the Halle Orchestra.
The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £15 (reserved seats) £10 and £8 (unreserved) from Chester Visitor Information Centre Town Hall Square, from www.chesterphilorchestra.co.uk or 0845 241 7868.