Vaughan Williams Mass in G Minor
Weelkes – Alleluia, I heard a voice
Tomkins – When David Heard
Stanford – Three Motets
Vaughan Williams – Valiant for Truth
Trad (arr Nigel Short) – The Dying Soldier
Vaughan Williams – Mass in G Minor
Tavener – Song for Athene
Wood – Hail Gladdening Light
This concert lasts for approximately one hour without interval.
Barts Chamber Choir
Ivor Setterfield Conductor
Barts Chamber Choir is an offshoot of Barts Choir, a 300-strong London-based amateur choir, and was formed in 2004 in order to give selected members of the wider group the opportunity to sing a challenging repertoire in more intimate venues. Following its inaugural performance of Mozart’s Requiem at St Martin in the Fields and subsequently at the Rudolfinum in Prague, it has continued to work with Ivor Setterfield in the presentation of a varied programme of chamber music, including the Rachmaninov Vespers, the Vivaldi Gloria, and Bach’s St John Passion.
Ivor Setterfield comes from a musical family in St Albans, played the violin from a young age and enjoyed a distinguished career as a solo boy treble at St Alban’s Cathedral. He graduated in music from York University and was subsequently awarded scholarships to study singing and conducting at both the Royal Academy and the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Colin Metters and Sir Colin Davis. He assisted Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, conducting performances of Mussorgsky’s Sorochintsy Fair and Janácek’s Cunning Little Vixen. He represented Great Britain in broadcast masterclasses with Eric Ericson at the World Symposium of Choral Music in Stockholm and completed his studies in Siena with the great Russian pedagogue Ilya Musin, and Valery Gergiev.