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19 October 2009 | PR 09/141

Loughborough University concert programme offers a medley of music

Arts Programme

Loughborough University’s concert programme for 09/10 begins on Wednesday 4 November with a performance by the renowned Leopold String Trio.

The programme, which runs throughout the academic year, includes a range of musical genres, from jazz to choral works and chamber music.

4 November 2009, 8pm, Cope Auditorium
Leopold String Trio
BEETHOVEN: String Trio in G major op.9 no.1; Adagio – Allegro con brio; Adagio – ma non tanto e cantabile; Scherzo (Allegro); Presto
BACH: Goldberg Variations BWV988 (arr D. Sitkovetsky)

At the forefront of the international chamber music scene since their debut in 1991, the Leopold String Trio are unsurpassed advocates of a lesser-known art form – the string trio – thanks to the sheer brilliance and maturity of their playing, as well as their enterprise and imagination.

2 December 2009, 7.30pm, Cope Auditorium
Endellion String Quartet
HAYDN: Op.103
JANACEk: Quartet no.2
MENDELSSOHN: A minor Op.13

The Endellion String Quartet – renowned as one of the finest quartets in the world – was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Best Chamber Ensemble.

7 December 2009, 7.30pm, Cope Auditorium
University Choir Christmas Concert
Handel: Messiah part 1

Loughborough University Choir will perform part one of Handel’s much-loved oratorio Messiah.  The great Hallelujah Chorus, although not in part one, will be thrown in for good measure, with an invitation to members of the audience to join in if they wish. To complement this work, the choir will perform a varied selection of seasonal music, including modern pieces and traditional carols, with further opportunities for the audience to sing along with the choir.

27 January 2010, 7.30pm Cope Auditorium
National Youth Jazz Orchestra

NYJO is well known throughout the world as a glittering showcase for the country’s best young musicians. During the orchestra’s long history, most of the risinggeneration of jazz musicians have passed through its ranks, often becoming established jazz stars whilst still playing with NYJO.

24 February 2010, 7.30pm, Cope Auditorium
The Brodsky Quartet
SCHUBERT: Quartettsatz D703 in C minor
TURINA: Oracion del Torero
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op.110
MOZART: Adagio and Fugue in C minor, KV 546
PUCCINI: Crisantemi
BORODIN: Quartet No. 2 in D

The Brodsky Quartet are at the forefront of the international chamber music scene.  Their love and mastery of the traditional string quartet repertoire is evident from their highly acclaimed performances of composers, as well as from their extensive, award-winning discography.

17 March 2010, 7.30pm, Cope Auditorium
University Choir Spring Quartet

The University Choir will sing a selection of choral works that they have been working on over the course of the academic year.

24 March 2010, 7.30pm, Cope Auditorium
The Carducci Quartet
HAYDN: String Quartet Op.33 no.2 ‘The Joke’
RAVEL: String Quartet
MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet Op 80

Prize winners in no less than 7 International Chamber Music Competitions in 5 years, the Carducci Quartet has quickly become recognised as one of Europe’s top young string quartets, holding residencies at Trinity College of Music in London, Cardiff University and at the Cork School of Music in Ireland.

22 May 2010, 7.30pm, Emmanuel Church
Fron Male Voice Choir

Fron Male Voice Choir is renowned as one of the finest Welsh Male voice choirs, with many competition successes over its 61 years of existence including the National Eisteddfod of Wales and the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

Tickets for all of the performances can be purchased from Loughborough Town Hall, in person, by phone (01509 231914) or through their website at www.loughboroughtownhall.co.uk

Alternatively they can be purchased from the University at the Students’ Union reception and the Music Centre.

Further information about the concerts and all the University’s other arts programmes is available at www.arts.lboro.ac.uk/

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Hannah Baldwin
Head of PR
Loughborough University
T: 01509 222239
E: H.E.Baldwin@lboro.ac.uk 

Notes for editors:

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry and unrivalled sporting achievement.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2008 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top five universities in the UK, with 22 out of 30 of its subject areas being ranked in the top ten for overall satisfaction. It was named winner of the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Times Higher award for the UK’s Best Student Experience and winner of the 2007 award for Outstanding Support for Overseas Students. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes – an achievement bettered by no other institution.

It is a member of the esteemed 1994 Group – a set of internationally recognised, research-intensive universities – and has a reputation for the relevance of its work. Its degree programmes are highly regarded by professional institutions and businesses, and its graduates are consistently targeted by the UK’s top recruiters.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

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