Frank Martin - Mass for Double Choir
- St Michael's Church, SW1W 9HH London
Benjamin Britten - Choral Dances from Gloriana
Peter Philips - Christus resurgens
Krystof Harant - Qui confidunt in Domino
Francisco Guerrero - In passione positus Iesus
Giuseppe Verdi - Pater Noster
Felix Mendelssohn - Mitten wir im Leben sing
London Concord Singers - conductor Malcolm Cottle
For their Easter concert on Thursday 21 March at St. Michael's Church, Cornhill, London EC3V 9DS (map location) London Concord Singers, conductor Malcolm Cottle, will be performing Gabriel Jackson Requiem. Written in 2009 for the Vasari Singers, the work combines settings of the traditional texts from the Latin mass with texts from other spiritual traditions including words by Kevin Gilbert, Hojo Ujimasa, Walt Whitman, Rabindranth Tagore and Chief Aupumut. The result combines great beauty with some passages of striking originality.
London Concord Singers will be performing the work with the Choral Dances from Benjamin Britten's opera Gloriana which was premiered 60 years ago in 1953, plus Giuseppe Verdi's setting of the Pater Noster and seasonal motets by Harant, Philips, Guerrero and Mendelssohn.
Further information from the London Concord Singers website.
London Concord Singers are an award-winning chamber choir of about 30 mixed voices, based in central London, with a broad-ranging repertoire. The choir was established in 1966 by the conductor, Malcolm Cottle and he has remained the Musical Director. The choir became a registered charity in 1996.
London Concord Singers have given a number of world, UK and London premieres of works by composers such as John Rutter, Andrzej Panufnik, Richard Rodney Bennett, John McCabe, Kenneth Leighton and Michael Ball, as well as pieces specially written for the choir.
The choir has also given performances of major contemporary pieces such as Alfred Schnittke’s Choral Concerto and Malcolm Williamson’s Requiem for a Tribe Brother. In its 40 year history the choir has performed all of the unaccompanied choral music of Francis Poulenc.
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