Welcome to the official website of
HULL CHORAL UNION
HULL CHORAL UNION
We are an amateur choir that has been providing high quality music in the City of Hull for over 80 years.
We love singing, and our vision is that we can encourage others to love singing and choral music as much as we do and keep that tradition going. We hope you will come to join us - either as a member of the audience or the choir.
Please browse our site and read details of the choir’s history, its people and its repertoire. You will also find details of our forthcoming concerts and events and information about the Hull Choral Union Junior Chorus.
Details on how to join or support us are also here.
Thank you for visiting our website.
Hull Choral Union is a member of the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Choirs
Thursday, 10th April 2014, 7.30
Hull City Hall
featuring Hull Choral Union Orchestra
Haydn: Nelson Mass
Written when the composer was at the peak of his powers, this was originally entitled "A Mass for Troubled Times". The piece was first performed at the time Lord Nelson defeated the French at the Battle of the Nile. The work has flashes of the sound world of Mozart's Requiem and the drama of Don Giovanni and its militaristic feel is highly unusual for a mass setting.
Bach: Magnificat In D
This highly dramatic work was originally written for a Christmas service while Bach was Kantor of St. Thomas, Leipzig. Its splendour and grandeur of five choral parts, four soloists and an unusually large orchestration places the work as a forerunner to the choruses of his great Mass in B minor.
The soloists for these two works are Sarah Helsby-Hughes - soprano, Hannah Mason - mezzo soprano, Nicholas Sales - tenor and John Cunningham- bass. Sam Gardner, conductor, will give a pre-concert talk at 6.45 p.m.
Bach: Orchestral suite No 3 in D
In its 'solo' spot Hull Choral Union's orchestra features this very exciting five-movement piece. The second movement, the Air, is one of the most famous pieces of baroque music - an arrangement of it is known as 'Air on the G string' , well-known on television in the 1970s as the theme tune for a certain cigar advertisement.
TICKETS £15 - concessions are available, including Accompanied School Children £1, Students £1, Family Ticket £25. Available from Hull Choral Union Members or City Hall Box Office: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tel: 01482 300300
Easy parking in Princes Quay Car Park: £1 after 6 p.m.
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