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Summer Concert 2006

Time:
1 Jul 2006, 7:30 p.m.
Venue:
Oldham Hulme Grammar School, Chamber Road, Oldham OL8 4BX
School website

By car: From the M60: Exit at Junction 22 and join the A62 Manchester Rd (signposted Oldham). Travel for just over a mile and turn right into Chamber Road. Proceed uphill for a further mile, cross Frederick Street (B6192) and the schools' main buildings are immediately on the right.

From the A627(M): Leave the motorway by the slip road signed Oldham at the roundabout take the second exit on to Chadderton Way A627. Remain on the A627 across the next roundabout to the following intersection and leave by the slip road. At the roundabout turn right to join the A62 Manchester Street. Travel for approximately half a mile and turn left into Frederick Street (B6192). Travel for a further half a mile and turn left into Chamber Road. The schools' main buildings are immediately on the right.

Parking is available at the school.

By bus: The school is served by the following bus routes: (pdf timetables linked)

Conductor:
Richard Waldock

Soloists

Zoë Bonner

Soprano Zoë Bonner was raised in Wiltshire where she undertook her education at Stonar School for Girls. She began her vocal training at the age of six, and some of her first solo performances were given at the Abbey in nearby Bath. Having completed her schooling, Zoë moved to Manchester and studied for a Bachelor's degree in biology at Manchester University, graduating in 2002. Since leaving school she has received voice coaching from Penny Jenkins, Maggie McDonald and most recently from John Powell.

Zoë's early passion for music, drama and dance has led to extensive stage work, most notably the roles of Josephine and Casilda in Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore and The Gondoliers. A strong background as a chorister has brought a wealth of ensemble experience and she currently performs regularly with the Canzonetta, Manchester Chamber Choir and the BBC Daily Service Singers. With the BBC she has performed in numerous broadcasts including singing live solos on the Radio 4 Sunday Worship programme.

Zoë has gained a wide range of solo oratorio experience since moving to Manchester: notable performances include the Vivaldi Magnificat (Venice, Lignano and Treviso, 1999), Bach Magnificat in E flat (Brighton, 2000), Haydn St Nicholas Mass (Northern Chamber Orchestra, 2003), Scarlatti Messa Breve La Stella (Manchester, 2004) and Mozart Requiem (Warrington Music Society, 2006). Early solo performances in opera have included minor roles in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and Tippet's A Midsummer Marriage (conducted by Richard Hickox, St Endellion Festival, 2005). In April of this year he also performed in the chorus at the European premiere of Daron Hagen's Mexican opera Bandanna.

Programme

Johannes Brahms: St Anthony Variations on a Theme of Haydn Op 56a

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No 4 in G Major

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