My choir is singing on the weekend in two performances of the Classical Spectacular, which I gather has been doing the rounds internationally over the past few months. It’s a real “bums on seats affair”, with every popular piece of classical music on the program. We have the excitement of five pieces (in five different languages):
- *O Fortuna * (naturally)
- *Va pensiero * (the Hebrew slaves’ chorus from Nabucco)
- *Gloire immortelle * (the soldiers’ chorus from Faust)
- Zadok the Priest
- the choral bit in the 1812 overture
I’m sure it will be quite good fun.