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The DriveTime Concert & Choir 2019

Classical Music
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The Hallé
Conductor Jonathon Heyward
Presenter Tom Redmond
Soprano Lizzie Ryder
Tenor Matthew Palfreyman
Baritone Peter Brooks

Richard Strauss Sunrise from Also Sprach Zarathustra (theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey)
Howard Fly me to the Moon
J. Strauss II From the Beautiful Blue Danube
Sibelius Pelléas and Mélisande – At the Castle Gate (theme from The Sky at Night)
Holst Jupiter from The Planets
Song to the Moon from Rusalka
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 – First Movement
Debussy Claire de Lune
John Williams Superman

Classical music is everywhere in films, TV shows and even in video games, but there’s no better way to hear it than in a live concert. The Drivetime Concert is an hour of fantastic music played by the 80-piece Hallé Orchestra giving it everything. It’s the perfect place to hear an orchestral performance for the first time.

The concert style is informal and fun, and our presenter, Tom Redmond, will introduce the pieces from the stage by so it’s ideal for families too. The concert starts at 6pm so you’ll escape the rush hour and there’s plenty of time afterwards to grab a meal in town or get the kids to bed.

This year’s concert is inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landings. Hear the explosive opening of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Holst’s spectacular Jupiter from The Planets, Dvořák’s lunar aria from Russalka, John Williams’ immortal theme for the world’s greatest superhero, and more.


Want to take part in the concert?

Get the chance to sing in a spectacular concert backed by an eighty-piece orchestra by joining our Drivetime Choir who will perform two pieces in the Drivetime Concert. Choir members also get to watch the whole performance from excellent seats in the Stalls.

The Drivetime Choir is open to all, from beginners to seasoned singers. You’ll perform Haydn’s, The Heavens are Telling from The Creation and John Williams’ adrenalin-pumping Duel of the Fates from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. With 700 singers of all ages and experience performing, it’ll be a truly breathtaking sound and an unforgettable experience for everyone taking part. And, for the first time, everyone gets the chance to sing Parry’s classic, Jerusalem, with the Hallé!

How do I join the choir?
Joining the choir costs £5 and includes a seat in the Royal Concert Hall Stalls, from which you’ll perform two pieces and also watch the whole concert. You’ll also receive expert coaching from Angela Kay MBE, Director of Music for Everyone, at rehearsals on Monday 24 June/Wednesday 26 June.

Complete this online form to sign-up to the choir: You will then receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to pay your £5 to secure your place, along with information about rehearsals and learning the music.

Running time: Approximately 60 minutes


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Family and Friends Ticket
£20 for up to 4 people (maximum of 2 adults – £3 for each additional child).
Please note that under sixes are not admitted to Nottingham Classics concerts

Under 16s
All tickets £5

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