New venture for concert orchestra

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The Promenade Concert Orchestra (PCO) ends its sixth season of light music concerts with its first venture into the world of opera music at 3pm on May 19 at The Platform.

Morecambe Town Council is supporting the concert which will feature two exciting young soloists from London.

Soprano, Soraya Mafi, sang with the PCO two years ago and is now making her name in London whilst studying at the Royal College and the tenor, Vasili Karpiak, is also studying at the Royal College but comes from Belarus, where he has regularly performed.

Founder and director, Howard Rogerson, will be conducting the concert. The programme includes popular solos and duets from Carmen, La Boheme, La Traviata, Marriage of Figaro and Martha. As well as accompanying the soloists, the PCO will perform the Grand March from Aida, Il Trovatore selection including the well-known Anvil Chorus and a selection from Cavalleria rusticana including the famous Easter Hymn.

The concert will start with Rossini’s tantalizing ‘Italian Girl in Algiers’ overture and ends with the sensational Bacchanale dance from Saints-Saens opera, ‘Samson and Delilah’.

Tickets cost £13 (£11 concessions) and £6 (child) are available from the Platform or call 01524 582803.