Movements from Bach’s monumental choral work, the Mass in B minor
Led by Revd Dr Sam Wells
Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields
Andrew Earis Conductor
St Martin’s Voices is an exciting and dynamic professional vocal ensemble, primarily made up of talented past and present choral scholars who come together to sing concerts and special events at St Martin-in-the-Fields and beyond. Recent performances have included Mozart Requiem and Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and Beethoven Mass in C with Southbank Sinfonia. St Martin’s Voices regularly broadcast on the BBC, including Radio 3 Choral Evensong and BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship and Daily Service. They also make regular national and international tours, including recent visits to the USA – Minneapolis, Washington DC, New York – and Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Choral Scholars have an essential musical role at St Martin-in-the-Fields. Every 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, and benefit from an extensive programme of training in different aspects of church and choral music.
Recent highlights include participating in A Celebration for Ascension Day live on BBC Radio 4 under the direction of John Rutter and performing with Streetwise Opera and Woven Gold in a concert in aid of the Connection at St Martin’s. The choral scholars recently took part in a recording of BBC Radio 4’s Sunday Worship programme from Holy Island in Northumberland.
Andrew Earis is Director of Music at St Martin-in-the-Fields, where he oversees the church music and concert programmes in this busy London church.
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