Peter Aston Memorial Concert – Chamber Orchestra East Anglia

UEA’s Symphony Orchestra and Choir are performing a special memorial concert dedicated in loving memory of UEA Emeritus Professor Peter Aston, on Friday 14 March at 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich.

Under the direction of UEA Director of Music, Sharon Andrea Choa, and UEA Choirmaster, Tom Primrose, the 80-strong orchestra and 150-strong choir will perform a selection of works dedicated to conductor, composer and Music professor, Peter Aston, who sadly passed away in 2013. Peter taught at UEA for over 30 years and served the School of Music tirelessly until his death.

In addition to commemorating Peter Aston’s life and works, the concert will mark Sharon Andrea Choa’s last concert as UEA Director of Music and Symphony Orchestra conductor. Sharon has taught at UEA for 18 years and will be sorely missed, when she leaves at the end of March to take up a position at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Art.

 Professor Peter Aston Memorial Concert
Friday 14 March 2014
St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich
Concert starts at 7.30pm, doors open at 6.45pm

UEA Symphony Orchestra & Choir

Conductors: Sharon Andrea Choa (orchestra) & Tom Primrose (choir)
Soloists: Lisa Cassidy (soprano), Eleanor White (alto), Iain Milne (tenor) & Andrew Weeks (bass).

Programme:
Edward Elgar: ‘Nimrod’, from Variations on an original theme (‘Enigma’), Op 36 and Go, song of mine, Op 57; 
Peter Aston: O sing unto the Lord a New Song, If ye Love Me, O be Joyful in the Lord and The True Glory;
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op 125

Tickets: £4 – £12. Tickets are available to buy now from UEA Box Office (01603 508050 orwww.ueaticketbookings.co.uk/events), Prelude Records (01603 628319) and St George’s Music Shop(01603 626414).

 For more information:  visit: www.uea.ac.uk/music/music-events/event-calendar, email:musicevents@uea.ac.uk, or follow: @UEAConcerts on Twitter.

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