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Superb mezzo-soprano Chloë Allison (OC) a former Music Scholar at Cranleigh makes a welcome return to the Concert Series. Chloë presents a truly Romantic program of songs from the late 19th century that makes a vivid exploration of the depths and extremes of human emotion. Songs for the unusual but richly expressive combination of mezzo and viola will be paired with one of Wagner's most famous non-operatic works, his Wesendonck Lieder. Written at the same time as Tristan and Isolde, they express the same longing in love, and anguished desperation in the face of death. Tickets: £12 (£9 concessions)
Formed in 2012, 'Trifarious' has established a reputation as a forward thinking and innovative ensemble committed to the championing of new music and developing the next generation of young composers. At their disposal are the five sound-worlds of clarinet, saxophone, violin, viola and piano in any combination and recent commissions include works by award-winning composers Edmund Jolliffe and Barbara Thompson MBE (ITV's 'A Touch of Frost'). The trio will be premiering a new work by Stephen Goss at the Guildford International Festival 2019. Recent concert highlights include performances at the International Festival Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain and The Bilbao Festival, as well as performances throughout the UK. The ensemble's commitment to education has included a recent new collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music presenting composition and performance workshops with students from both the junior and senior departments. In 2017 Trifarious hosted workshops with the composition students at the University of Surrey, as well as adjudicating their annual composition awards. The trio have been working with Cranleigh's A-Level Composition students this academic year and the results of this collaboration will be performed as part of their programme. Tickets: £12 (£9 concessions)
Mozart's final work, a mighty 'Mass for the Dead', anonymously comissioned and left unfinished at his own untimely death at the age of 35, has long been a source of fascination and is one of the most popular works in the choral repertoire. Here it is beautifully complimented by Jonathan Willcocks' contemporary setting of 'Eternal Light', written for the eightieth anniversary of the 'war to end all wars'. A powerful and thought-provoking work, it includes musical settings of texts from the war poet Siegfried Sassoon, Laurence Hausman and Hindu scripture in its earnest appeal for a wold free from war. Tickets: £16 (£13 concessions)
With ten years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see phenomenon, a BBC Radio 4 series, a critically acclaimed West End run and an Olivier Award to their name, The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity. A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning show as audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into all-singing, all-dancing productions with hilarious results. So whether you fancy some Rodgers and Hammerstein set on a ferris wheel or a little Sondheim on Mount Everest - you suggest it and the Showstoppers will sing it! Drinks will be served from 7.00pm and wine and cheese during the interval - an ideal evening to get a group of friends together! Tickets: £20 (£16 concessions)
In events throughout the year, Cranleigh musicians compete in the instrumental and vocal categories of the Helen Wareham and Prep School House Music Competitions. This special concert features the winning performances. Audiences at this annual event are always stunned by the extremely high standards of musicianship on display. Now it's time once again to congratulate and celebrate the success of this year's winners in an evening of high-quality music-making from these highly talented youngsters. Ticket price includes champagne and canapés after the concert . (Parents of pupils invited to perform receive two complimentary tickets.) Please note: this is a black tie event Tickets: £13 (£10 concessions)