Our gala concert will bring KOFMA 2016 to a close.
Following a day of rehearsals KOFMA Choir, Orchestra and Soloists will present an evening of Italian music directed by Jeremy Summerly.
The concert will feature a performance of Vivaldi's Gloria alongside Italian opera arias from a selection of soloists and Boccherini String Quintet in E major, Op 11 No.5.
Jeremy Summerly - Conductor
Kensington Olympia Festival Chamber Orchestra
Delmege String Quintet
Oliver Lallemant - Chamber Organ
Ashley Stafford - Countertenor
Miles Lallemant - Countertenor
Laura Lamph - Mezzo Soprano
Chris Mackay - Bass
Vivaldi's Gloria was first performed in 1939 in Venice by Vivaldi's students in Ospedale della Pieta (a charitable institution/orphanage) where he was the Master of Music. The work is made up of 12 movements and has become one of the most popular works in choral repertoire.
Jeremy Summerly is a conductor, musicologist, and broadcaster. He studied music as an undergraduate at Oxford University and musicology as a postgraduate at King’s College, London. He is founder-director of Oxford Camerata and the Royal Academy Consort, co-artistic director of Oxford Baroque, and Director of Music at the church of St Luke’s, Chelsea. He has conducted fifty original commercial recordings of music spanning nine centuries, and has conducted resident choirs and orchestras in locations as far afield as San Francisco, Melbourne, Helsinki, Tokyo, and Cape Town. He has edited four volumes of medieval and Renaissance music for Faber Music, has contributed to the new Cambridge History of Musical Performance, is a reviewer for BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and BBC Radio 3’s CD Review, and is Choral Music Editor for Rhinegold Publishing’s Choir & Organ magazine. He has lectured at the Royal Academy of Music since 1989, where he has variously held the posts of Head of Academic Studies, Head of Undergraduate Programmes, and Sterndale Bennett Lecturer in Music. He is the Artistic Director of Mayfield Festival of Music and the Arts in East Sussex, and in September he will become Director of Music at St Peter’s College, Oxford.