A Christmas Celebration
Leontovich – Carol of the Bells
Darke – In the bleak midwinter
arr. Rutter – O Tannenbaum
arr. Willcocks – Ding dong, merrily on high
Berlioz – The Shepherd’s Farewell
Plus carols for brass, organ and audience including Once in Royal David’s City, God rest ye merry gentlemen and O Come all ye Faithful.
St Martin’s Voices
Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields
Andrew Earis Director
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.
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.