Advent Carols by Candlelight
A selection of choral music and hymns to celebrate the start of the Advent season. The items will be introduced by Mark Forkgen, the choir’s Music Director.
London Concert Choir
James McVinnie Organist
Mark Forkgen Conductor
London Concert Choir has just celebrated 50 years of music making. With more than 100 members of a wide range of ages, the choir regularly appears at all the major London concert venues and is notable for its unusually broad repertoire and for the conviction and expressiveness of its performances under its Music Director, Mark Forkgen. Recent seasons have included performances of Britten’s War Requiem; Haydn’s oratorio The Creation and Verdi’s Requiem, as well as Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert and a concert version of Gluck’s opera Orfeo. The choir often gives performances for charity and over the years has sung a number of specially commissioned works; it also undertakes concerts outside the capital and abroad, visiting Germany in 2011.