A Concert for Remembrance, with St Martin’s Chamber Choir
Saturday 13 November 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Choir perform choral music marking the season of Remembrance, including work by Parry and Elgar.
Programme to include
Elgar – They are at rest
Ireland – Greater love
Nils Greenhow – For the fallen
Eleanor Daley – In remembrance
Parry – My soul there is a country from ‘Songs of Farewell’
St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Choir
Olivia Tait Conductor
This concert is FREE to attend.
St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Choir is an engaging and aspirational chamber choir, drawing from a pool of 30 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 and the première of Will Todd’s Passion Music.
Olivia Tait is a freelance conductor, currently studying for an MA degree in choral conducting at the Royal Academy of Music. Under the guidance of Patrick Russill, she has worked in masterclass with choirs including the BBC Singers and the Oratory Choir and has enjoyed teaching from visiting professors including David Hill and Simon Halsey. Outside of her studies, Olivia is the Genesis Sixteen Conducting Scholar 2020/21, Choral Conducting Fellow at St Martin-in-the-Fields, and sings as a soprano with the London Symphony Chorus where she also assists in leading vocal warm ups in rehearsals. Recently, she was also selected for the Jette Parker Women Conductors Course at the Royal Opera House and went on to deputise as chorus master for Opera Holland Park’s production of The Cunning Little Vixen this season. Olivia graduated with a first class honours degree in music from the University of Birmingham where she specialised in orchestral conducting with Daniele Rosina and was mentored by Simon Halsey. Her previous work has also included student assistant for the English National Opera Baylis Team, working with the University of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Academy of Music Student Union Choir and the University of Birmingham Women’s Chamber Choir.
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