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VS Gala 2012 is a programme of Tchaikovsky's works – encompassing classical, ballet and opera – many of which will be familiar to fans of more contemporary styles and which, appropriately, reflect the diverse catchment of society that the charity Victim Support assists annually.
VS Gala 2012 takes place on 22 November at the Barbican Hall, London. Performing throughout the evening are the Orion Orchestra, who work closely with numerous charities to better promote their work and fund-raising opportunities.
The first half of the Gala concert highlights some of the most well-known and loved excerpts of Tchaikovsky's Ballets, conducted by special guest star, Sue Perkins.
Toby Purser takes up the baton in the second half, showcasing one of Tchaikovsky's favourite Opera's Eugene Onegin, to be sung in English. Excerpts include Lensky's famous and beautiful aria, as well as Tatyana's letter aria and the final explosive scene with Tatyana and Onegin.
This Gala is in aid of Victim Support and its Witness Service and the money raised on the night through ticket sales will go towards supporting victims of crime and witnesses in London.
Performance time and ticket information
7.30pm on 22 November 2012
Barbican Hall, London
Ticket prices range from £20 to £75. To purchase tickets, please contact the Barbican Box Office
With special guest comedian, broadcaster and conductor, Sue Perkins
Artistic director and conductor, Toby Purser – Conductor
British tenor, Christopher Ventris – Lensky
Event organiser and opera singer, Emma Gardner – Tatyana
Opera singer, Wendy Dawn Thompson – Olga
Opera singer, Pauls Putnins – Onegin
The Orion Orchestra
A number of Tchaikovsky’s classics will be performed on the night.
Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker
Dance of the Mirlitons
Waltz from Swan Lake
Grand Theme from Swan Lake
Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Excerpts from Eugene Onegin
Money raised on the night through ticket sales will go towards supporting victims of crime and witnesses in London.
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