MAHLER 8th SYMPHONY – “SYMPHONY OF A THOUSAND”
The South Cotswold Choral Group comprises some 650 singers in 7 separate choirs. As a result of having access to such a large body of singers the SCCG were invited a few months ago to be part of a performance of Mahler’s massive 8th Symphony, the “Symphony of a Thousand”, in the Colston Hall, Bristol on March 24th.
The SCCG Choirs formed part of Choir I and local rehearsals were taken by Steven Kings. For Bristol rehearsals we were joined by Nailsea Choral Society.
Here is the finale of our performance on YouTube:
Here is a slide show of pictures taken on the day of the concert.
Here is a review of the performance in the Evening Post: http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Rising-daunting-challenge/story-18520836-detail/story.html#axzz2OfKXcKex
Rehearsal with orchestra at Bristol Grammar School Great Hall:
Newsletters can be viewed here.
A full CD recording of the performance can be purchased here:
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YouTube video of full concert with Bernstein conducting: