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Music of the Heavens

Tuesday 26 February 2019

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Programme

Naylor – Vox dicentis
Britten – Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
Tavener – Mother of God Here I stand
Harris – Faire is the Heaven
Nicholas Piper – My Heart was Cloven (Delight of Paradise no. 1)
Nicholas Piper – Behold all Thy Servants (Delight of Paradise no. 6)
Parry – Songs of Farewell No 2-4
Whitacre – Lux Aurumque
Harris – Bring Us, O Lord God

New London Singers
Ivor Setterfield Conductor

Performers

Founded in 1963, New London Singers are one of London’s most exciting and versatile vocal ensembles. They perform most frequently at St Martin-in-the-Fields but recent concerts have taken them to a variety of venues in the capital, such as St James’s Piccadilly, St Paul’s Covent Garden, St James’s Sussex Gardens, St John’s Smith Square, and Kings Place.

In addition to their concert performances, the choir sing annual evensong in the summer. In recent years they have visited Westminster Abbey (2011-2013), Southwark Cathedral (2014-2016), St Paul’s Cathedral (2017) and St George’s Chapel, Windsor (2018).

TV and audio recording credits include Classic Goldie, a follow-up to the popular BBC Maestro competition, which featured the choir’s musical director Ivor Setterfield; The Alan Titchmarsh Show (BBC); and The One Show (BBC). The choir have also featured on Joseph Calleja’s album Be My Love (Decca 2012) celebrating the American tenor Mario Lanza, and on Bill Turnbull’s Relaxing Classics recorded for Classic FM (Sony 2016).

NLS have been a touring choir for much of their long history with trips to Jersey, Paris, Poznan, Seville and Lisbon.

Season highlights in past years include a complete performance of Joby Talbot Path of Miracles (2011-12), Monteverdi Vespers (2012-13), Bach St John Passion (2013-14), Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music, Chilcott A Little Jazz Mass and CPE Bach Magnificat (2014-15), sacred music by Martin, Poulenc, Durufle and Villette (2015-16), Bach B minor Mass (2016), Durufle Requiem as part of Tenebrae’s Holy Week Festival (2017) and Schoenberg Friede auf Erden and Handel Utrecht Te Deum (2018).

Dates, Times & Book

Tue 26 Feb 7:30 PM £29/£25/£18/£13/£9 Book

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