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Christmas with the Academy

Friday 20 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.

Programme

Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Harold Darke – In the Bleak Midwinter
Rutter – Nativity Carol
Trad. (arr. Willcocks) – Quelle est cette odeur agréable?

Plus carols for orchestra, organ and audience including Hark! The Herald Angels SingO Come all ye Faithful and Joy to the World!

St Martin’s Voices
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Andrew Earis 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.

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.

Dates, Times & Book

Fri 20 Dec 7:30 PM £36/£30/£25/£18/£10 Book

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