Saturday 4th November 2023 – 7.30 p.m.


Stoller Hall, Manchester (view map and travel information here)

CoplandFanfare for the Common Man
ButterworthThe Banks of Green Willow
ElgarFrom the Bavarian Highlands
Karl JenkinsThe Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

Juan Ortuño | conductor

John Resek | leader

Bury Choral Society with Musical Director Juan Ortuño

The opening concert of our 2023/2024 season will see Gorton Philharmonic team up once more with Bury Choral Society for a concert of music connected by war, joy and peace. Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, composed to celebrate the U.S joining WWII, will get proceedings off to a stirring start before The Banks of Green Willow, composed by George Butterworth before he lost his life in WWI, will bring a sense of pastoral calmness to the evening. Elgar’s joyous and life-affirming work for chorus and orchestra, From the Bavarian Highlands, will raise your spirits and the concert will end in glorious fashion with Karl Jenkins’ monumental and hugely popular anti-war work The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, dedicated to those who lost their lives during the Kosovo conflict in the 1990s.

Concert venue address:

Stoller Hall, Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1DA


£15 ( £5.50 under-18s/full-time education)

0333 130 0967