Part of the Sound of St Martin’s Series

A limited number of under-30s tickets for £5 are available for this concert. Please enquire in person at the box office.


St Martin’s Chorus sing a sublime candlelit hour-long programme of beautiful choral music.

Tavener – Song for Athene
Tallis – If ye love me
Parsons – Ave Maria
Parry – from ‘Songs of Farewell’
(i) My soul there is a country
(ii) I know my soul hath power
(iii) Never weather beaten sail
Rachmaninov – Ave Maria (from ‘All Night Vigil’)
Jonathan Dove – The Passing of the Year

St Martin’s Chorus
Emily Dickens Director

St Martin’s Chorus is the newest choir at St Martin-in-the-Fields. It is an engaging and aspirational chamber choir, drawing from a pool of around thirty singers, performing both major choral works and more intimate, small-scale works. Recent concerts include Mendelssohn Elijah, Brahms Requiem, Rachmaninov Vespers and Copland In the Beginning.

Emily Dickens is an internationally established soprano and conductor. She read music at Trinity College, Cambridge before becoming a full-time member of the critically acclaimed British vocal ensemble VOCES8 with whom she performed in concert and conducted choirs all over the world. Emily is currently the Choral Conducting Fellow at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London where she directs the professional choirs in weekly services and concerts, and Director of the LSO Junior Choir. Emily sings with the OAE, Gabrieli, Tenebrae, The London Choral Sinfonia and La Nuova Musica, and is regularly heard on UK and international radio. In demand as an educator, Emily directs workshops in the UK and abroad (VCM Foundation, The Voices Foundation, NYCGB, The Bach Choir) and delivers teacher training and professional development courses. Her arrangements are published by Edition Peters.