Spem in alium by Candlelight
Tallis – Spem in alium
Schoenberg – Friede auf Erden, Op 13
Rheinberger – Mass in E flat Op 109
Choir of King’s College London
Joseph Fort Conductor
This concert last approximately one hour without an interval.
The Choir of King’s College London is one of the leading university choirs in England. Founded in its present form in 1945, it consists of around thirty choral scholars reading a variety of subjects. King’s College London, part of the University of London, was itself founded in 1829.
The choir’s principal role is to provide music for the services in the College Chapel at King’s. In addition, the choir gives many concerts, both in England and abroad. Most recently, it has toured to France, Gibraltar, Italy and Hong Kong. Performances within the UK include appearances at the Spitalfields Festival and Oundle International Festival.
Joseph Fort is College Organist & Director of the Chapel Choir, and Lecturer in Music at King’s College London.
He studied at Harvard University (PhD: expected November 2015), the University of Cambridge (BA, MusB), and the Royal Academy of Music. During his time in Massachusetts, Joseph was Resident Conductor of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Director of Music at Grace Church, Newton, and Artistic Director of the Sine Nomine Choral Ensemble. At Cambridge he was Organ Scholar of Emmanuel College, and prior to that was Organ Scholar of All Saints Margaret Street. Conducting highlights of the past year included Bach’s St. John Passion, Howells’s Requiem, and Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil. As an organist, Joseph has broadcast on UK and US radio.