THE LAST PLANTAGENET: WORLD PREMIERE OF RICHARD III-INSPIRED NEW WORK FOR LEICESTERSHIRE’S YOUNG MUSICIANS

Over 200 young and adult musicians and singers from across Leicestershire are joining together to perform The Last Plantagenet at 12:30pm on Saturday 18 April at De Montfort Hall. A mixed choir, junior chorus, the Leicester-Shire Schools Symphony Orchestra, Indian classical musicians and members of the Philharmonia Orchestra have been preparing this major, large-scale new choral and orchestral work by composer John Webb and librettist Hazel Gould throughout March and April. The piece takes inspiration from the discovery and reburial of King Richard III’s remains, with creative input from the participants themselves.

You are invited to join us for the world premiere performance of this exciting new work and discover the mystery and intrigue of this surprising tale for yourselves, with a familiar face returning to Leicester and observing the 2015 city with astonishment!

A pre-concert reception will take place in the lower alcove in the foyer from 12pm, where you will be able to enjoy complimentary refreshments and meet staff from the Orchestra. Please RSVP to Fflur Huysmans, Education Coordinator at fflur.huysmans@philharmonia.co.uk | 020 7921 3925 to secure your ticket.

We hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be a remarkable afternoon and I look forward to welcoming you to this very special concert.