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KEMs Orchestra Concert

KEMs Symphony Orchestra present a Celebration Concert for the 700 Years of Mayoralty in Congleton, 1318 – 2018.

The KEMS Symphony Orchestra has been entertaining audiences for over 60 years in Macclesfield and is delighted and proud to be bringing a wonderful programme of romantic favourites to the people of Congleton in its historic Town Hall on Sunday 24th February 2019.

The event is being held in conjunction with the Town Mayor, Cllr Suzie Akers Smith to not only create a cultural connection between Congleton and Macclesfield, to encourage those who have never attended a concert before, particularly children as it is only £2.50, and to help raise funds for the Town Mayors charities, Ruby’s Fund and the LOL Foundation.

Opening with the Overture from William Tell by Italian composer Rossini, the piece gives the large orchestra the opportunity to show off its full range of power and includes the familiar ‘Lone Ranger’ theme!

Next comes a brand new piece written especially for Congleton and the Celebration of the 700 Years of Mayoralty. Composer, Bill Connor has promised us a piece that will be fun to play and to listen to, full of good tunes… but we will have to wait and see. All will be revealed on the night – don’t miss it!

The first half ends with Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy – a truly romantic and magical work.  After the 15 minute break, the Main Event – Dvorâk’s New World Symphony, the composition with which the composer, briefly exiled from his native Czechoslovakia, wowed New York and America in 1893.

We are honoured and very excited to be playing in Congleton for the first time and hope you will enjoy this great music in a very special evening to remember.