Choral Fireworks by Candlelight
Lively choral and organ favourites for Bonfire night including Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, Parry’s I was Glad and David Willcocks’ Sing! – A Choral Arrangement of Widor’s celebrated Toccata, alongside famous settings of the great Hymn of Praise, the Te Deum, by Elgar and Walton. The concert also features organ music including Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor.
St Martin’s Chorus
Andrew Earis Conductor
Andrew Earis is Director of Music at St Martin-in-the-Fields, where he oversees the church music and concert programmes in this busy London church. 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. 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.
St Martin’s Chorus is the newest choir at St Martin-in-the-Fields. It is a voluntary choir that was founded in April 2015. It offers singers the chance to perform big choral works, as well as more intimate, chamber choir repertoire. Plans for 2015 include Orff Carmina Burana, Bernstein Chichester Psalms, Rachmaninoff Vespers and Mozart Requiem.