St Mary’s Church, Athlone will be the home to classical music on Monday August 6 when it welcomes the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne. Starting at 8pm the concert will feature Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, and Borne.
‘Classical music the world over’ is the motto of the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne. It doesn’t matter whether they are playing in a little village church, in the open air, in Cologne Cathedral, or in the Sydney Opera House - their enthusiasm to play music is the same every time.
The objective is simple, they want to inspire as many people as possible across all generations to enjoy classical music. The popularity of the ensemble is reflected in the fact that the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne gives around 300 concerts a year around the globe and listeners throughout the world look forward to a musical encounter with their exceptionally talented musicians.
The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne was founded in the city whose name they bear: Cologne; the city that is famous throughout the world for its University of Music and its musical and instrumental teaching. Generations of musicians have been trained here for many decades who, in terms of their musicality, are unparalleled around the world. Taking advantage of this pool of talent, a stock of outstanding musicians has accrued that in a changing cast of musicians takes their motto across the world.
The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne is at home all over the world. Their tours regularly take them to New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Great Britain, Ireland, and many other countries.
The permanently expanding repertoire of the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne consists primarily of hand-picked pieces. The real appeal of their programme lies in the meeting of popular and unknown works from a wide variety of musical epochs. This sees familiar greats like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Vivaldi in dialogue with works from people such as Sergei Prokofieff through to the ‘King of Tango’ Astor Piazzolla. This mix promises great diversity of the very highest order, without having to preach to the audience in the process. After all, music is for entertainment and not for instruction.
To inspire people across the world to enjoy classical music - that’s what they view as our maxim!
For more information and tickets call St Mary’s presbytery parish office on (090 ) 6472088.