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Community News & Views | The Muses of Murray

A SPECIAL event is being held to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of Admiral Sir George Murray.

 

The great Georgian Cicestrian and Captain of the Fleet to Lord Nelson is being remembered by a recreation of a typical Georgian subscription concert.

 

The Murray Club and the University of Chichester are working together to host The Muses of Murray at the Assembly Room in Chichester tomorrow (Saturday) at 7.30pm.

 

Those subscription concerts were organised in later Georgian times by the composer John Marsh, who lived in North Pallant.

 

Marsh and Murray were great friends so, when he was not at sea, the Admiral would have been a regular attender of the concerts which took place in the very same room as will The Muses of Murray.

 

The concert will be given by the University of Chichester Conservatoire Chamber Orchestra, conductor Simon Growcott, with soprano soloist  Eleanor Farmer.

 

It includes works by Boyce, Purcell, and Mozart as well as John Marsh’s stirring Symphony No 7 La Chasse. The second part will comprise extracts from Handel’s Water Music.

 

Proceeds from the concert will go towards the life-size Nelson and Murray sculpture by Vincent Gray which is to be set up in the city to commemorate this great Cicestrian and his national-hero master, Lord Nelson.

 

Tickets, priced £12.50, are available from Chichester box office at the Novium Museum, Tower Street, or by emailing boxoffice@chichester.gov.uk or calling 01243 816525.

 

Tickets may also be purchased on the door.

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