FREE Lunchtime Concert: St Martin’s Voices
An exploration of 21st century vocal and choral works by St Martin’s Voices.
James MacMillan – O Radiant Dawn
William Schuman – Orpheus with his lute
Jonathan Dove – Is there more toil? from ‘Ariel Song Cycle’
Nathan James Dearden – ay, luna que reluzes
Libby Larson – Anne Boleyn from ‘Try me, good king: Last words of the Wives of Henry VIII’
Mark-Anthony Turnage – Mourned from ‘Three Songs’
Mark-Anthony Turnage – Last Words from ‘Three Songs’
Libby Larson – Blonde men (a torch song)
Cecilia McDowall – Ave Regina
St Martin’s Voices is a professional vocal ensemble of talented singers who come together to perform world-class concerts and special services at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London and beyond. Recent concert highlights have included Bach’s Motets, B Minor Mass and St John Passion, Handel’s Messiah and Durufle’s Requiem. St Martin’s Voices have recorded Christmas in Blue, a CD of jazz carols arranged by celebrated composer Will Todd, and are regularly broadcast on the BBC, including Radio 3 Choral Evensong, Radio 4 Daily Service and Sunday Worship. In May 2015, they were privileged to perform at the Cenotaph for the 70th anniversary of VE day, and this was followed by singing live on BBC Television for the VJ day commemorations in August 2015, in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen.
We are delighted to introduce the singers participating in the inaugural St Martin’s Voices Fellowship Scheme. The Fellowship is the newest development of the exciting choral music programme at St Martin-in-the-Fields, providing the opportunity for the Fellows to enjoy high-level training with leading choral directors and vocal coaches and perform alongside globally recognized ensembles including the Southbank Sinfonia and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.