Christmas with the Academy
Friday 17 December 2021
Join the Academy of St Martin In The Fields for a festive performance of Christmas carols.
St Martin’s Voices
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Andrew Earis Conductor
St Martin’s Voices is one of London’s finest and most flexible vocal ensembles. They sing for concerts, broadcasts and special services at St Martin’s and beyond, perform alongside the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, London Mozart Players, Southbank Sinfonia and Will Todd Ensemble, and have toured to the USA and South Africa. They regularly feature in BBC broadcasts including Radio 3 Choral Evensong and Radio 4 Sunday Worship. In response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, St Martin’s Voices have extended their digital recording projects, sharing regular online Great Sacred Music and concerts, as well as featuring in the Church of England online worship resources that have attracted more than 1 million downloads across digital platforms.
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is one of the world’s finest chamber orchestras, renowned for fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s greatest orchestral music. Formed by Sir Nevinelle Marriner in 1958 from a group of leading London musicians, the Academy gave its first performance in its namesake church in November 1959. Through unrivalled live performances and a vast recording output – highlights of which include the 1969 best-seller Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and the soundtrack to the Oscar-winning film Amadeus – the Academy quickly gained an enviable international reputation for its distinctive, polished and refined sound. With over 500 releases in a much-vaunted discography and a comprehensive international touring programme, the name and sound of the Academy is known and loved by classical audiences throughout the world.
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|Fri 17 Dec||6:00 PM||£26/£22/£18/£15/£9||Book|
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