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Free Lunchtime Concert: Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields

Monday 11 May 2020

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Programme

Join our Choral Scholars for a celebration of German song from Bach to Schumann.

Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields
Ben Giddens Piano
Andrew Earis Director

Performers

The Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields have an essential musical role at St Martin-in-the-Fields.  Each year ten scholars – many of whom are music college students or graduates – are appointed to sing midweek choral services during term time. They also gain concert experience through our lunchtime and evening concert series, and benefit from an extensive programme of training in different aspects of church and choral music.

Ben Giddens is a freelance Organist and Pianist based in Reading, Berkshire. From 2009-2012 Ben held the post of Sub-Organist at Magdalen College, Oxford where he featured on recordings and toured to Belgium and the Netherlands with the Chapel Choir. Prior to this Ben held the position of Acting Assistant Organist at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, where he performed live on BBC Radio 3 and performed at many Royal occasions. Between 2014-2015 Ben held the post of Organist at St Bartholomew the Great, London. In 2008 Ben graduated from the University of East Anglia with a first class honours degree in Music. Whilst studying for his degree, he held the organ scholarship at Norwich Cathedral. Ben currently maintains an active schedule of freelance performing and holds the post of accompanist at the University of Reading as well as deputising regularly at The Tower of London, St Bride’s Fleet Street, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St Paul’s Knightsbridge.

Andrew Earis
 is Director of Music at St Martin-in-the-Fields where he oversees the music programme at this busy London church. Recent performances include Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Beethoven Mass in C with Southbank Sinfonia. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and Imperial College, London, and holds a PhD from the University of Manchester. In addition to his duties at St Martin’s, Andrew is a regular contributor to BBC Radio’s religious output as a producer of programmes including Radio 4 Sunday Worship and Radio 3 Choral Evensong.

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