ReSound – A New Summer Concert Series from St Martin-in-the-Fields
Friday 07 May 2021
Wednesday 30 June 2021
ReSound is a brand new concert series from St Martin-in-the-Fields, aiming to put St Martin’s at the heart of music-making in the capital. Set across six themed weekends running from 20 May to 30 June 2021, the series offers a mix of live in-person audience events together with online content all from the beautiful surroundings of St Martin-in-the-Fields church.
For more information on the series, and how to book, visit the ReSound webpage.
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St Martin’s Voices and Will Todd Ensemble share an uplifting selection of sacred and secular works, blending choral beauty with jazz vibrancy. Highlights include the Stabat Mater from Todd’s Passion Music, which premiered at St Martin’s in 2018, and the heart-warming Like a rainbow shining, written in support of NHS and keyworkers during the challenging early months of the pandemic.
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Hermes Experiment is a trailblazing contemporary quartet, dedicated to the performance of new commissions and arrangements scored for their unique combination of harp, clarinet, voice and double bass. Highly praised for their nuanced and witty performances, The Hermes Experiment take us on an alluring adventure through their distinctive repertoire, featuring works by Ewan Campbell, Giles Swayne and Eleanor Alberga.
New Zealand-born Sāmoan baritone Benson Wilson presents a spellbinding recital programme of lieder by Herbert Howells, Gerald Finzi, Richard Strauss and Gustav Mahler. As a recent winner of the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Award, Wilson is highly acclaimed for his rich timbre and charismatic interpretations of song repertoire.
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Antonio Vivaldi’s joyous Gloria was famously composed for the all-female musicians of the Ospedale della Pietà orphanage in Venice. Similarly, the Baroque composers Porpora and Hasse were also high-profile teachers who wrote choral works for their Ospedale pupils in Naples and Venice, combining social enterprise and musical excellence in a way that resonates powerfully with the ethos of St Martin's.