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University Sinfonia

THIS PERFORMANCE TOOK PLACE IN 2008 BUTTERWORTH A Shropshire Lad - Rhapsody BRITTEN - Sinfonietta MENDELSSOHN Hebrides Overture HAYDN Selections from The Creation with special guests Viva Voce Conductors: Peter Siepmann Anna Curzon An exciting large-scale collaboration between the University Sinfonia, Mussoc's student run orchestra, and Viva Voce, its chamber choir, forms the centrepiece of the orchestra's Spring Concert, performing selections from Haydn's majestic oratorio, The Creation. This is preceded by Mendelssohn's masterfully constructed and enduringly popular Hebrides Overture, evoking the power and majesty of the archipelago. George Butterworth's heartfelt pastoral tone poem opens the concert, followed by Britten witty and quirky opus 1, written when he was just eighteen years old.