A Christmas Celebration
Thursday 05 December 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Part of the Sound of St Martin’s, our annual series of concerts celebrating the musical life of this unique institution.
The music programme at St Martin’s embraces concerts, music in worship, our innovative Great Sacred Music series as well as an exciting range of broadcasts, recordings and podcasts.
Leontovich – Carol of the Bells
Trad. (arr. Wood) – Ding Dong Merrily on High
Lauridsen – O Magnum Mysterium
Rutter – Candlelight Carol
Plus carols for brass, organ, and audience including Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen and O Come All Ye Faithful.
St Martin’s Chorus
Andrew Earis Conductor
St Martin’s Chorus 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, Copland In the Beginning and the première of Will Todd’s Passion Music.
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.
Dates, Times & Book
|Thu 05 Dec||7:30 PM||£36/£30/£25/£18/£10||Book|
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