In this month’s Stowmarket Flyer March edition we hear about Keep Stowmarket Tidy Week, running from Monday 3rd – Sunday 9th April. And we have an update from Theatre Royal about their upcoming production Children. As well as a concert from Stowmarket Chorale presents…“Mozart 1791” on Saturday 18th March 2023 7.30 p.m. at the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts.
Keep Stowmarket Tidy Week March
This spring we’ll be back with our third Keep Stowmarket Tidy Week, running from Monday 3rd – Sunday 9th April. We’ll be sharing information about how we can all help protect the local environment as well as getting out and about to fight litter on the streets.
During the week, we welcome you to assemble your colleagues and friends and family, to organise your own litter pick to help keep Stowmarket tidy. Litter picking kits containing litter pickers, hi-vis waistcoats and refuse sacks can be borrowed from our litter picking hubs at Stowmarket Community Centre and Milton House. To find out how to borrow a kit go to stowmarkettowncouncil.gov.uk/litter-picking-hubs or call 01449 612060.
Stowmarket March Update
As part of Keep Stowmarket Tidy Week our annual community litter pick Team Up to Clean Up will take place on Tuesday 4th April, 10:30am to midday, on the Recreation Ground. Make sure you’ve got your capes on so everyone knows you’re a #StowmarketSuperhero!
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Stowmarket Chorale presents…“Mozart 1791”
On Saturday 18th March 2023 7.30 p.m. at the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk, Stowmarket, IP14 1ET
Stowmarket’s resident choir brings a performance of Mozart’s final mesmerising masterpiece, his Requiem, to the John Peel Centre, featuring soloists of the Royal Opera House Extra Chorus Covent Garden. The choir will also sing the Ave Verum and the concert programme will include the opera arias:
‘Per questa bella mano’ – for bass & double bass obbligato
‘Torna di Tito a lato’ – for mezzo soprano from La Clemenza di Tito
The Duet – ‘Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen’ – for soprano & baritone from The Magic Flute.
The soloists are: Kathryn Jenkin (Soprano), Maria Brown (Mezzo Soprano), Phillip Conway-Brown (Tenor), Mark Saberton (Bass-Baritone) & double bassist Clare Larkman. Both Mark and Clare have local connections; Mark being from Sudbury and Clare from Woodbridge.
Our conductor is Benedict Collins Rice and William Baldry will be playing Chamber Organ.
Mozart composed part of his Requiem mass in D minor in Vienna in late 1791 but it was unfinished at his death on 5 December that year at the age of only 35. His student Franz Xavier Süssmayr completed the piece in 1792.
Mozart imagines a very dramatic end of the world in the Dies Irae, the day of wrath – whilst Lacrimosa, the day full of tears, is very beautiful and sad. Mozart only wrote the first eight bars before he died. However, in composing the remaining parts Süssmayr may well have accessed Mozart’s incomplete notes and have recalled previous discussions with the composer. Regardless of who wrote which parts of the Requiem it still sounds wonderful to most of us. As Beethoven said ‘If Mozart did not write the music, then the man who wrote it was a Mozart.’
Tickets are £18. Please book online via www.johnpeelcentre.com or call Box Office on 01449 774678.