The Friends of Fulham Palace invite you to a choral performance given by The Music Makers of London in The Great Hall, Fulham Palace. The Music Makers will present music from Purcell's Fairy Queen to magical songs from Shakespeare texts by Vaughan Williams and Mäntyjärvi, celebrating the strange and the spooky in the Halloween season.
The Music Makers of London began 27 years ago when a group of musical friends set out to sing together. The choir, based in Barnes, is a mixed voice choir, with a particular emphasis on a cappella choral music, with a repertoire embracing the music of seven centuries, from Byrd to Britten, Tallis to Tippett and Ramsay to Rutter. The choir also actively promotes new music making, and has just created its third composition competition, for which six shortlisted works will be performed at a concert in Barnes on December 10. In recent years, the Music Makers have been invited to work with trainee conductors from the Royal Academy of Music. The choir has also sponsored a choral scholar and appeared in music festivals in Barnes and Merseyside.
As a small chamber choir, the Music Makers of London perform up to six concerts a year, and aim to have between 25 and 30 singers in each performance.
For the past five years, the choir's Music Director has been the renowned Hilary Campbell, who works with a wide range of amateur choirs including the P&O Choir, winner of Gareth Malone’s The Choir: Sing While You Work TV series, and the BBC Symphony Chorus. She also founded and directs the professional group Blossom Street.
Proceeds from this event will contribute towards Fulham Palace's current restoration appeal 'Discovering the Bishop of London's Palace at Fulham'.
Doors/Bar open from 7pm. Concert starts at 7.30pm.
Running time approx. 100 minutes including interval
Tickets are £18 per person (including booking fee).