Mozart Requiem by Candlelight
Mozart – Misericordias domini
Caldara – Stabat Mater
Mozart – Requiem
Joyful Company of Singers
Peter Broadbent Conductor
One of Europe’s most prominent chamber choirs, the Joyful Company of Singers is renowned for its virtuosity and intensity of spirit, as well as for an astoundingly wide repertoire, ranging from the 16th Century to the present day.
Formed in 1988 by conductor Peter Broadbent, the choir performs diverse repertoire throughout the year in London and further afield.
An important element of Joyful Company’s raison d’être is its commitment to contemporary and new music, including a high proportion of first performances, and supported by several highly-successful educational projects. Many composers have written music for Joyful Company, including David Bedford, Michael Berkeley, Judith Bingham, Jonathan Harvey, Alun Hoddinott, Roxanna Panufnik, Kaija Saariaho and Malcolm Williamson.
The Joyful Company first came to prominence when it won the Sainsbury’s Choir of the Year competition in 1990. Since then it has maintained its profile in the music world, winning an impressive list of national and international competitions leading to many invitations. JCOS regularly appears at major UK music festivals, including Bath, Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, City of London, Chelsea, Presteigne, Spitalfields, Three Choirs, Huddersfield Contemporary Music and the BBC Proms. Equally prominent in Europe, JCS has performed at festivals in France, Germany, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Russia, broadcasting in many countries as well as on BBC and Classic FM.