Marking A Major anniversary

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They are calling it a Festive Cracker, but the Sheffield Rep. Orchestra’s concert on Sunday has a programme of classical works rather than specifically Christmas music.

However, it will all be played in a festive atmosphere with a Christmas tree, seasonal refreshments available during the interval accompanied by the Rep. Quartet providing extra Christmas cheer.

In the main programme Ken Brown (from the Hallé Orchestra) will be trumpet soloist in Haydn’s celebrated Trumpet Concerto, alongside two Beethoven pieces, the magnificent Egmont Overture and the famed Symphony No.7 in A Major, being performed 200 years to the day since the composer premiered it.

“It wasn’t planned,” admits conductor George Morton. “It was a nice coincidence when we saw it was the anniversary.”

Sheffield Rep. Orchestra is a hand-picked chamber orchestra of nearly 40 which has developed from its origins as a music students’ orchestra.

Tickets at £8/£5 from the veune, 2365607 or on the door Proceeds from the concert at Dore and Totley URC are being shared between Lost Chord and Good News Family Care.