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Monday 11 November, 2013
Spires Music is an organisation that exists to give Coventry, Warwickshire and the local region greater access to the riches of the classical repertoire from musicians performing at a professional level.
It was founded in 2005 by Colin Touchin, formerly Director of Music at Warwick University, as a means of fulfilling a desire to create the opportunity for professional and advanced non-professional musicians to work together to provide high quality choral and orchestral performances. It has grown from three or four concerts a year, but has expanded in the last year. In 2012-13 about twelve performances will be given including the Youth Orchestra tour of Poland.
Spires Music comprises the Spires Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO), the Spires Philharmonic Chorus (SPC) and the Spires Youth Orchestra (SYO). The last was founded in 2011 to allow young musicians between 11 and 21 to perform at the highest level possible in the region. The large catchment area ensures access for as many good young musicians as is practicable, and the best players also perform in the Spires Philharmonic Orchestra, giving a smooth transition for young players from initial orchestral experience to professional standards.
For further background details see this page here, and for all other information about the organisation, please use the links at the top and bottom of each page.
The next concert will be on Saturday 23rd November 2013 at Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Street, Coventry at 2.30pm. It will feature the combined Spires forces of the Spires Philharmonic Orchestra, The Spires Philharmonic Chorus and the Spires Youth Orchestra.
The Concert will feature the senior orchestra and chorus in the first performance of Max Taylor's I Have a Dream, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's speech.
The Spires Youth Orchestra will play a selection of pieces by Mendelssohn, Smetana, Holst and Mussorgsky. To view the full poster, click on the image on the right. Full details also from the detailed concert page.
Saturday 4th January 2014: Spires Youth Orchestra Concert, Town Hall, The Parade, Leamington Spa. 2.30 pm
Saturday 18th January 2014: Come and Sing Messiah with string orchestra. Workshop starts at 10.00 am with informal performance at 4.00.
Further details of these and later concerts in the 2013-14 season to follow.
For a full outline of the 2013-14 season concerts see the full calendar page here.
An archive of previous Spires concerts has now been prepared and can be accessed from the Concert Archives page.
For a review of the King Henry VIII concert on 31st October 2009 by Clive Peacock, published in the Leamington Courier, see this page here.
For a review of the Spires Youth Orchestra Inaugural Concert on 3rd January 2012 by Clive Peacock, published in the Leamington Courier, see this page here.