Arts Stowe

Plenty of entertainment this month

There is plenty going on at Stowe School this month:

STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE
MONDAY 12 MARCH, 7PM
Location: Roxburgh Hall
Ticket Price: £12 / £10 Members / £10 Concessions / £8 Students
Doctor Henry Jekyll is a good man. Successful within his field and respected by his peers, he’s close to a neurological discovery that will change the face of medical science forever. However, his methods are less than ethical, and when a close friend and colleague threatens to expose and destroy his work, Jekyll is forced to experiment on himself, whereupon something goes very wrong…or very right. And suddenly Jekyll has a new friend, the brutal Edward Hyde.
A thrilling adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s dark psychological fantasy, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde immerses you in the myth and mystery of 19th century London’s fog-bound streets where love, betrayal and murder lurk at every chilling twist and turn. Gripping, stylish and thought-provoking, this is unmissable theatre. Go on. Treat your dark side!
Suitable for ages 11 +
Running Time: 2 hours including interval
Bookings: www.artsatstowe.co.uk
Tel: 01280 825710
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COLLEGE OF CLARE CHOIR
SATURDAY 17 MARCH, 7pm
Location: Stowe School Chapel
TICKETS: £15 / £12 Members / £8 Students
The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and conductor Graham Ross return to Stowe to explore the theme ‘Peace’ across the centuries and how composers have responded to it in their writing for voices. Their programme includes English settings of the Song of Simeon, the Nunc Dimittis by Christopher Tye and Tarik O’Regan as well as serene settings of the ancient Compline Hymn in Pace by John Sheppard and John Blitheman. John Tavener’s haunting Svyati for choir and cello explores the tranquillity achieved at the end of a fulfilled life, setting the text heard at the burial service in the Russian Orthodox tradition. Scotsman James MacMillans superb recent setting of the Miserere sits alongside Estonian Artvo Part’s timeless Spiegal im Spiegel for violin and piano and the programme concludes with Peteris Vasks’s Plainscapes, a truly stunning evocative meditation for wordless chorus, violin and cello of the landscapes of the composer’s native Latvia.
Running Time: 2 hours
Booking: www.artsatstowe.co.uk
Tel: 01280 825710
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2018 CONCERTO CONCERT
SUNDAY 18 MARCH, 7pm
Location: Ugland Auditorium
TICKETS: £12 / Under 18’s no charge
Join us for an evening of outstanding performances by some of Stowe’s exceptional Pianists.
The 2018 Concerto Concert will include: Wagner: Die Meistersinger – Prelude Liszt: Piano Concerto No.1 in E Flat Finzi: Eclogue for Piano and Strings Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (Full Orchestra Version)
The Stoic musicians will be playing alongside London’s leading symphony Orchestras.
Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton
Running Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes including interval
Booking: www.artsatstowe.co.uk
Tel: 01280 825710
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ARCADIAN OPERA PRESENT – Devils, Divas and Dancers
SATURDAY 24 MARCH, 7.30pm
Location: Roxburgh Hall
TICKETS: £20
Arcadian Opera will return to Stowe in March with an exciting programme of favourite Opera excerpts. Opening with a moving excerpt from Don Carlos, there will also be exciting music from Gounod’s Faust, as well as roof raisers from the Merry Widow and Die Fledermaus. With professional singers and orchestral accompaniment; a full chorus, including the Arcadian Children’s Chorus; and dancers as well, it will be an amazing evening’s entertainment. And, as if all this was not enough of a draw, the Gala will be compered by the inimitable, celebrity auctioneer and tv personality, Charlie Ross.
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes including interval
Booking: www.arcadianopera.com