Handel and Mozart by Candlelight
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Handel – Coronation Anthem ‘The King Shall Rejoice’
Handel – Organ Concerto in F, Op. 4 No. 4
Mozart – Vesperae solennes de Dominica, K321
Mozart – Sancta Maria, Mater Dei
Mozart – Ave verum corpus, K618
Mozart – Missa brevis in G (‘Sparrow Mass’), K220
Handel – Coronation Anthem ‘Zadok the Priest’
St Martin’s Voices
Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields
Andrew Earis Conductor
Enjoy an evening of works by some of the greatest composers, including Mozart’s “Sparrow Mass” and Handel’s triumphant Zadok the Priest.
St Martin’s Voices is a professional vocal ensemble, primarily made up of talented past and present choral scholars who come together to sing world-class concerts and special services at St Martin-in-the-Fields and beyond. Recent concert highlights have included Bach’s Motets and St John Passion, Handel’s Messiah and Fauré’s Requiem. St Martin’s Voices have recorded Christmas in Blue, a CD of jazz carols arranged by celebrated composer Will Todd, and are regularly broadcast on the BBC, including Radio 3 Choral Evensong, Radio 4 Daily Service and Sunday Worship. In May 2015, they were privileged to perform at the Cenotaph for the 70th anniversary of VE day, and this was followed by singing live on BBC1 for the VJ day commemorations in August 2015, in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen.
As well as their extensive concert and broadcasting programme, St Martin’s Voices explore the great classical music of our religious heritage at Great Sacred Music, a free event every Thursday at 1pm. Great Sacred Music is also available as a podcast at www.smitf.org/GSMonline.
The Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields have an essential musical role at St Martin-in-the-Fields. Each year twelve scholars – many of whom are music college students or graduates – are appointed to sing Choral Eucharist and Evensong every Wednesday during term time. They also gain concert experience through our lunchtime and evening concert series, and benefit from an extensive programme of training in different aspects of church and choral music. Recent highlights of the scheme include participating in A Celebration for Ascension Day live on BBC Radio 4 under the direction of John Rutter and performing with Streetwise Opera in aid of the Connection at St Martin’s. In July 2014 the Choral Scholars toured York and Northumberland, and in May 2015 they visited Berlin.
Andrew Earis is Director of Music at St Martin-in-the-Fields, where he oversees the church music and concert programmes. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and Imperial College, London, and holds a PhD from the University of Manchester. In addition to his duties at St Martin’s, Andrew is a regular contributor to BBC Radio and Television’s religious output, as a music advisor, conductor and organist to programmes including Radio 4 Sunday Worship and Daily Service and BBC1 Songs of Praise. He is also Director of Music of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, the National Musicians’ Church in the City of London. Andrew is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists and Fellow of Trinity College, London. Andrew has given organ recitals in venues including King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Washington National Cathedral, and has performed as a soloist in performance of Poulenc’s Organ Concerto and Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony.