Nelson Mass by Candlelight
Britten – Fanfare for St Edmundsbury
Telemann – Concerto for Three Trumpets in D
Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus
Telemann – Concerto for Three Trumpets in B flat
Haydn – Nelson Mass
Addison Chamber Choir
David Wordsworth/Robert Porter Conductors
Paul Archibald Trumpet
Jonathan Clarke Trumpet
Trumpets of Junior Guildhall
The Addison Chamber Choir is an auditioned choir of between 20-30 voices who sing a large repertoire but have become particularly known for the performance of music by a wide range of contemporary composers, many of whom have written pieces especially for the choir. Most recently the choir performed with the Gavin Bryars Ensemble at the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music and will give another concert with the ensemble at King’s Place in 2017. The choir frequently join concerts given by the Addison Oratorio Choir, often having their own performing spot and making a pleasing contrast to the larger scale works sung by the bigger choir.
In the early 1980s Bob Porter founded the Brandenburg Sinfonia, the first of a group of orchestras under his artistic direction, which now also includes the Brandenburg Brass and Brandenburg Baroque Soloists. Playing regularly both in this country and abroad, one residency, at St Martin-in-the-Fields gave him the idea for a Choral Festival based around some of the most beautiful churches in London. Starting in 2010 with six concerts at St Martins, the Brandenburg Choral Festival is now the largest and most significant Choral Festival in the country. This year the Festival boasted more than 70 choirs in 67 concerts, covering the standard masterpieces of the choral repertoire along with jazz, barbershop and gospel, also making it one of the most varied and inclusive Choral Festivals!