Saturday 17 June 2017 * 7pm for 7.30pm ‘curtain up’ * Morcott Church
Opera lovers have a treat in store on Saturday 17 June when a group of musical friends – Amici – present Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘Trial by Jury’ and other operatic highlights in the beautiful setting of Morcott Church.
Amici has performed the length and breadth of the UK, from Manchester’s concert halls to National Trust stately homes, and on TV for Songs of Praise.
The 18-strong choir is boosted by professional soloists Nick Hardy (Opera North), Joanne Rondel and Judith Tinston who all perform under the leadership of George Robey.
Most choir members live in the north-west, where Amici was formed over 20 years ago by Ray Lomax, Judith’s late husband. Amici comes to Morcott thanks to Chris Armstrong’s friendship with George Robey: this is the first time the choir has performed in Rutland. Morcott was chosen for this performance thanks to the unfurnished chancel and the position of the pulpit which is ideal for the ‘trial’ scene!
The first half of the programme is Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘Trial By Jury’, a comic opera in one act. After a relaxed interval during which drinks will be available to buy, the second half of the concert is a mix of operatic hits including a show-stopping ‘Nessun Dorma’ and memorable choral pieces, some of which have been arranged specially for the concert by choir members.
Tickets now available at £12.50 from Alison Johnson on 01572 747381.
Unreserved seating. Interval refreshments available. Proceeds to church funds.
This is Morcott’s main fundraiser of the year, so please give it your support. Amici is a top quality choir and this is an unmissable musical event! Morcott needs help to accommodate choir members around the Benefice, so a proportion of the profits will be shared among the other churches. Amici will also be joining the Sunday Service at Barrowden the following morning, at 11am on Sunday 18 June.