Mansfield Choral Society are preparing for a concert on Saturday, 25th March that will mark a turning point for the choir.
The concert at St Mark’s Church in the town, at 7.30pm, will see new artistic director Ellie Martin take the helm for the first time and outgoing artistic director Peter Siepmann conduct the choir for his last time.
The SATB choir will be performing Requiem, by Faure. The concert will also feature the technically-difficult Misericordias Domini by Mozart and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No12 will be performed by John Ogdon Scholarship winner Isaac Savage.
Ellie said: “I’ve really enjoyed working with Peter before he leaves the Choral Society, and it is a lovely way to make the transition to being the new conductor. I’m delighted to be preparing the choir for the Faure Requiem as it is one of my favourite pieces, and I know it well, having performed it several times.”
Ellie currently lives in Nottingham and is studying a Masters course in psychology at Nottingham Trent University. She trained in classical singing at Trinity College of Music, graduating in 2010. After that she worked as a singing teacher, conductor, and vocal coordinator at the London Music Service. Ellie hopes to go into clinical psychology, looking to combine both music and psychology.
Ellie will be debuting with the society by conducting Mozart’s Misericordias Domini, which she very much looks forward to.
She said: “It is an extremely challenging piece, but the choir have risen to the challenge – I have been very impressed with their ability to pick up the parts so quickly.”
For more information, visit www.mansfieldchoral.org Tickets to the next concert on Saturday, 25 March are priced £12.50 and are available by calling 01623 883277.