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A preview of musical events in the area

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A preview of musical events in the area

    Composer, pianist and painter

    Composer, pianist and painter

    In the first of his short series for Local Life on jazz greats, local music man David Ireson looks at the life and music of George Gershwin - from Tin Pan Alley and Broadway to Hollywood.

    Gershwin – the man and his music

    Gershwin – the man and his music

    Local music maker and performer David Ireson introduces George Gershwin, one of the giants of 20th Century music.

    Hertfordshire Chorus

    Hertfordshire Chorus

    David Temple, Musical Director of the Hertfordshire Chorus tells Jill Burridge about recent and imminent performances in St Albans, Welwyn Garden City, Gateshead, Coventry and Wroclaw - with music that includes Handel's 'Messiah' (15 February 2020 in St Albans Cathedral), Mendelssohn's 'Elijah' (2019 in St Albans Cathedral), 'Porgy & Bess' (Wroclaw, Poland - September 2019), [...]

    Local concerts around the City in February

    Local concerts around the City in February

    In the first 'In Concert' preview session for 2020, David Ireson tells Jill Burridge about some of the upcoming choral and orchestral events due to be performed across the District in February.

    A feast of carols and readings

    A feast of carols and readings

    Christmas 2019 has gone and the decorations are all stored away, but there's always time to enjoy the singing of The Hertfordshire Chorus, whose performance of carols in this Christmas Special from Local Life is interspersed by extracts from Christina Rossetti, Charles Dickens, Shakespeare, Longfellow and others - read by Jill Burridge and David Ireson.

    Concerts coming up soon

    Concerts coming up soon

    David Ireson and Jill Burridge provide Local Life's monthly preview of choral and orchestral performances across the City & District from mid-November to mid-December.

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