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Beethoven Missa Solemnis by Candlelight

Saturday 13 October 2018

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.


Beethoven – Missa Solemnis

St Martin’s Voices
St Martin’s Chorus
Southbank Sinfonia
Rebecca Miller 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.

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.

Southbank Sinfonia is internationally recognised as a leading orchestral academy, each year bringing together 33 of the world’s most promising graduate musicians to provide a much needed springboard into the profession. Its annual fellowship provides unparalleled opportunities to gain crucial orchestral experience and the skills that 21st century musicians need to thrive, often in partnership with leading performing arts organisations including the Royal Opera and Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

From their Free Rush Hour Concerts at St John’s Waterloo to taking centre-stage in the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of Amadeus, the musicians bring their own exploratory impulse to classical music, asking anew what orchestras have the power to communicate in the modern world. By virtue of their youth, energy and excellence, Southbank Sinfonia players not only bring fresh resonance to the stage but are also ideally placed to act as role-models who inspire many younger musicians on the Southbank and beyond.

California-born conductor Rebecca Miller has earned an international reputation for her compelling, insightful, and energetic presence on the podium. Acclaimed for her sophisticated music making, evocative command of varied composers and styles, and for her ability to communicate with audiences of all ages, she has guest-conducted the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, London Mozart Players, London Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Salomon Orchestra, and at the BBC Proms, and she recently made her debut with the Nashville Symphony as part of the League of American Orchestra’s prestigious ‘Bruno Walter National Conductors Preview’.

Engagements in 2017-18 include recording and performance projects with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, debuts with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (New York), New Haven Symphony Orchestra (Connecticut), the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, and the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra in Sweden, and several performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Rebecca was appointed Southbank Sinfonia’s Associate Conductor in 2017, having provided many years of musical highlights with the orchestra before this.

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


Dates, Times & Book

Sat 13 Oct 7:30 PM £32/£29/£22/£16/£9 Book

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