For well over a decade the Prescot Festival has had its own come-&-sing choir, with an average of 100 a year gathering to perform great choral works ranging from Handel’s Messiah and Faure’s Requiem to Jenkins’s The Armed Man and Rutter’s Magnificat.
In 2020 and 2021 we’ve encouraged our regular singers to join the Self-Isolation Choir – a great opportunity to continue singing in the midst of a global pandemic.
Today, on Day 7 of the Prescot Festival, we invite you to listen to its sister group, the Self-Isolation Orchestra, as they perform two magnificent orchestral works: The second movement, Adagio, from Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 and Richard Strauss’s epic tone-poem Also sprach Zarathustra, a piece even a musical novice is likely to recognise from the opening of the 1968 science-fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The concert is free, and you can watch the premiere from 3pm today (Thursday 24 June) on YouTube. Click below to watch:
Please note that neither the Self-Isolation Orchestra nor the Self-Isolation Choir is affiliated with the festival in any way – we’re simply promoting their activities to our audience.