On Saturday 9th July, the Cambridge Philharmonic returns to Ely Cathedral for a performance of Mahler’s epic Second Symphony (‘Resurrection’).
The concert marks an extraordinary 21-year association with conductor, Timothy Redmond, who stepped down as Music Director last summer.
‘My first ever concert with the Phil was at Ely Cathedral’, writes Timothy Redmond, ‘and so it’s always had a very special significance to me. Some of our finest concerts have been played under the beautiful Octagon, and I’m absolutely delighted that my last concert leading the Cambridge Philharmonic is going to be in Ely.’
Mahler’s Second Symphony is one of the most awe-inspiring pieces of music ever written. The huge orchestra – including 10 horns, 8 trumpets and the organ of Ely Cathedral – will be joined by massed choirs and two world-class vocal soloists, Katherine Broderick and Yvonne Howard.
Ely Cathedral was the location for Leonard Bernstein’s celebrated film of Mahler 2, and so music lovers all around the world have long associated the work with the historic venue.
Please join us as we bid farewell to Tim for what promises to be a truly unforgettable performance.
This year has been one of exciting transition for Cambridge Philharmonic with new Music Director, Harry Sever, making a brilliant debut with the orchestra in March. Next season’s concerts are soon to be announced; highlights include Tippett’s A Child of Our Time and Ravel’s Bolero at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, and a popular opera double-bill next summer at Saffron Hall of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci by Leoncavallo.
Tickets for Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 at Ely Cathedral on Saturday 9th July are available from £15 with £10 tickets for students and under 18s, at https://cambridgephilharmonic.com/concert/mahler-2/.
7:30pm Saturday 9 July 2022
Tickets available: https://cambridgephilharmonic.com/concert/mahler-2/