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St Martin’sVoices
Tuesday 3 November, 7:30 pm

Dido and Aeneas by Candlelight

Book Tickets

Programme

Purcell – Rejoice in the Lord Alway
Purcell – Chacony in G minor
Purcell – Welcome to all the Pleasures
Purcell – Dido and Aeneas (semi-staged)
St Martin’s Voices
Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields
Brandenburg Sinfonia
Andrew Earis Conductor

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Performers

St Martin’s Voices is a vibrant professional choir that was formed at St Martin-in-the-Fields.  The vocal ensemble is primarily made up of talented past and present choral scholars who come together to sing world-class concerts and special services at St Martin-in-the-Fields and beyond.

In their opening season, St Martin’s Voices performed the World Première of The Lantern Carols by Sasha Johnson Manning and Sharon Grenham-Toze. Recent St Martin’s Voices concerts include Annelies: A Choral Setting of the Diary of Anne Frank by James Whitbourn for Holocaust Memorial Day, and A Celebration of William Lloyd Webber with renowned cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. St Martin’s Voices have recently broadcast Sunday Worship and Daily Service on BBC Radio 4, as well as recorded Christmas in Blue, a CD of jazz carols arranged by the celebrated composer Will Todd. In December 2014, they performed Choral Evensong on BBC Radio 3.

As well as their extensive concert programme, St Martin’s Voices explore the great classical music of our religious heritage at Great Sacred Music every Thursday at 1pm. Admission is free.

The Choral Scholars have an essential musical role at St Martin-in-the-Fields. Every year twelve scholars – many of whom are music college students or graduates – are appointed to sing Choral Eucharist and Evensong every Wednesday during term time. They also gain concert experience, and benefit from an extensive programme of training in different aspects of church and choral music.Recent highlights include participating in A Celebration for Ascension Day live on BBC Radio 4 under the direction of John Rutter and performing with Streetwise Opera and Woven Gold in a concert in aid of the Connection at St Martin’s. The choral scholars recently took part in a recording of BBC Radio 4’s Sunday Worship programme from Holy Island in Northumberland.

Brandenburg Sinfonia is one of the most dynamically versatile musical organisations in the country. In recent years the orchestra has performed in the majority of the major venues across the country, and in London. Future tours include: France, Germany, USA, Japan and Hong Kong.

“Some of the most stylish Mozart playing for some time.” The Times

“An ensemble of distinguished players.” The Independent On Sunday

Andrew Earis is Director of Music at St Martin-in-the-Fields, where he oversees the church music and concert programmes. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and Imperial College, London, and holds a PhD from the University of Manchester. In addition to his duties at St Martin’s, Andrew is a regular contributor to BBC Radio and Television’s religious output, as a music advisor, conductor and organist to programmes including Radio 4 Sunday Worship and Daily Service and BBC1 Songs of Praise. He is also Director of Music of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, the National Musicians’ Church in the City of London. Andrew is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists and Fellow of Trinity College, London. Andrew has given organ recitals in venues including King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Washington National Cathedral, and has performed as soloist in performance of Poulenc’s Organ Concerto and Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony.


Dido and Aeneas by Candlelight
Start: November 3, 2015 7:30 pm
End: November 3, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: St Martin-in-the-Fields
Phone: 020 7766 1100

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