Windsor Festival at St George’s Chapel

Windsor Festival at St George’s Chapel

There are two events being held in St George’s Chapel as part of the Windsor Festival in September.

On Tuesday 23 September Dame Felicity Lott will join the Orpheus Sinfonia conducted by Thomas Carroll. The programme will be:

Schubert’s Symphony No 8 in B minor, D.759, the Unfinished Symphony;

Strauss Orchestral songs including Das Rosenband and Zueignung;

Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op.74, Pathétique.

The concert is due to begin at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from www.windsorfestival.com or 01753 743585 or in person from the Royal Windsor Information Centre.

On Thursday 25 September there will be a lunchtime recital given by the Choir of St George’s Chapel. The recital, which will begin at 1.10pm, will be as follows:

Choir:

Te Deum in C by Benjamin Britten;

Psalm Prelude Set 1 no.1 by Herbert Howells (written for Walter Parratt, organist of St George’s) in 1915;

They shall grow not old by Douglas Guest;

Greater Love by John Ireland;

Lighten our darkness by CV Stanford (written for St George’s in 1918).

Organ:

For the Fallen by Edward Elgar

Choir:

Lo, the full final sacrifice by Gerald Finzi

Access information will be available on www.windsorfestival.com

On Mondays to Saturdays throughout the Festival period

From Monday to Saturday (10am to 4pm) visitors will be able to see an exhibition of sculpture entitled ‘Imaginative Sculpture:Protecting the Sacred Space’ in the Dean’s Cloister. Ten grotesques (sculptures which will eventually be added to the external walls of St George’s Chapel to replace eroded Victorian ones which themselves replaced medieval ones) will be joined by explanations of the sculptural process. The grotesques have been carved by students of City & Guilds London Art School and have undergone a rigorous selection process. Windsor Castle admission charges apply.

The Queen's Free Chapel. The Chapel of the Most Honourable and Noble Order of the Garter. The Chapel of the College of St George.