Mozart Requiem by Candlelight
Mozart – Requiem
Mozart – Ave verum corpus
Mozart – Salzburg Symphony No 1
Bach – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Handel – Gloria
Handel –Let thy Hand be Strengthened
English Chamber Choir
Belmont Ensemble of London
Elizabeth Wesiberg Soprano
Peter G Dyson Conductor
The English Chamber Choir is one of the best known and busiest groups of its size based in London. Based in the City, local appearances have included performances of music by John Tavener in St Paul’s Cathedral and Tallis’ 40-part motet Spem in Alium at the Mansion House. It has sung in all the main halls in the Southbank Centre, at the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican, St John’s Smith Square, and Cadogan Hall. It currently appears several times a year with the Belmont Ensemble at St Martin-in-the-Fields and presents its own recital programmes in several other London venues.
The Belmont Ensemble of London was founded by its Musical Director, Peter Dyson in 1991, It is now one of the busiest and finest chamber orchestras in the capital.
The Belmont Ensemble was the pioneering force in establishing the famous series of baroque concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields in the early 1990s and in 2012 the orchestra celebrates its 21st Birthday. They have now given over 500 concerts at the famous Trafalgar Square Church attracting large international audiences to their regular concerts.
The Orchestra was originally established to enable exceptional music graduates the opportunity to bridge the gap between leaving conservatoire and finding full-time employment, within a professional environment. Now a seasoned fixture on the London musical scene, the orchestra receives no subsidies or sponsorship, relying purely on enterprising programming and box office receipts.