Acclaimed international musicians from the US and Europe will arrive in Grand Cayman at the end of April to join the Cayman National Choir (CNC) and Cayman National Orchestra (CNO) in performances of Mozart’s Requiem.
The two concerts, set for Friday and Saturday, 29-30 April at Agape Family Worship Centre, will have an impressive line-up of performers. Two renowned soloists – Jane Oakland (soprano) a professional musician with the Dutch National Opera and Alan White (bass) a member of the UK’s City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus – will sing alongside talented local performers Helen Haines (alto) and Paul Joseph (tenor), both members of the Cayman National Choir.
Accomplished musicians from US and UK symphonies and orchestras will also be performing. The list includes members of ProMusica, Houston Symphony; Pittsburgh Symphony; Red Orchestra, Akron Symphony; Canton Symphony, Wheeling Symphony; Cleveland Opera, Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, New Hampshire Festival Orchestra, Sarasota Opera and Cleveland Pops Orchestra, who performed in last year’s Carmina Burana at the Cayman Arts Festival.
Conducted by Sue Horrocks, Musical Director of the CNC and CNO, the concerts will include Mozart’s Requiem as the centrepiece as well as Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony and pieces performed by the Cayman National Orchestra’s Madrigal Group.
‘We are delighted to have this opportunity to perform these works in Cayman and to be joined by so many of our colleagues from the US and Europe for the performance,’ commented Sue Horrocks. ‘We’re also extremely grateful to the sponsors of the concert and Cayman Classical Performances for their generous support in helping us stage this major classical event.’
CCP Director Mr. Neil Rooney noted, ‘CCP is pleased to bring to the community another evening of classical music and we are especially proud that this is being led by the National Choir and Orchestra. We hope that this will contribute to a revival of music and the arts in the post-hurricane period, while providing an evening of superb entertainment for everyone to enjoy.’
Representatives of the sponsoring organisations Deloitte, Appleby Spurling Hunter, Coutts and The Ministry of Culture have also embraced the concerts.
Tickets for the concerts are on sale at Foster’s Food Fair (Airport and Strand locations), Barnett Music Store, Huldah Avenue, Sage Communications at Artco Centre, Shedden Road and from members of the National Choir and Orchestra.