Byrd and Britten
Britten – Hymn to the Virgin
Byrd – Sing joyfully
Byrd – Ave verum corpus
Byrd – Laetentur coeli
Britten – Hymn of St Columba
Britten – Antiphon op. 59
Byrd – Kyrie, Gloria and Agnus Dei from Mass for Four Voices
Britten – Rejoice in the Lamb
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 ten 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 of include participating in A Celebration for Ascension Day live on BBC Radio 4 under the direction of John Rutter, 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.“The choral scholarship programme at St Martin-in-the-Fields has provided me with many exciting opportunities ranging from recording on BBC radio to performing with renowned artists such as Dame Emma Kirkby.
Andrew Earis is Director of Music of St Martin-in-the-Fields. 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, BBC1 Songs of Praise, and Radio 2 Sunday half hour. 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.
Concert lasts approximately 1 hour without an interval