Part of St John's Smith Square 32nd Christmas Festival
The London Choral Sinfonia
Gallery Choir of Westminster Cathedral Choir School
Francesca Chiejina soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor
Michael Waldron conductor
Fletcher arr. Owain Park Ring out wild bells
Donald Fraser This Christmastide
Carol Canning Lullay my liking
Trad arr. West Silent Night
Trad arr. Grafton I wonder as I wander
Ireland The Holy Boy
Trad. arr. Pappenheim O Holy Night
Britten Saint Nicolas
Directed by Luke Mather.
Soprano soloist (Sextus)
The Bishop's Consort and David Stancliffe
'In between the psalms came some extremely enjoyable solo singing: Sopranos Laura Baldwin and Miranda Ostler brought the intimacy of madrigal singing to Pulchra Es, particularly in the flowing lines towards the end.' – Jane Shuttleworth, Music in Durham (Full review here.)
Soprano soloist – Mendelssohn Hear My Prayer
God is Gone Up Finzi; Great is the Lord Elgar; Jubilate Deo Walton amongst other choral favourites
The Scholars of Sloane Square Choral Society present a veritable carnival of animals depicted in song.
Including works by Britten, Haydn, Poulenc, Bernstein, and others.
Miranda Ostler | Soprano
Emma Pelkiewicz | Alto
Alistair Walker | Tenor
Louis Geary | Bass
James Orford | Piano
Music by Bax, Delius, Ireland, Moeran, and Warlock
The Carice Singers mark their debut performance at the English Music Festival in Oxfordshire with a vibrant celebration of their recently completed mini-series of CD recordings for Naxos.
George Parris, conductor
Join the LCS for this Baroque extravaganza, exploring two of the towering composers from this peroid. The first half of the programme showcases three of Bach's astonishingly profound motets, contrasting with Handel's dazzling and exuberant Dixit Dominus in the second.
Bach Lobet den Herrn, Komm Jesu Komm, Singet dem Herrn
Handel Dixit Dominus
Bach Cello Suites
Michael Waldron, conductor | Guy Johnston, cello | London Choral Sinfonia
Uniting his works with the Italian masters that inspired him, MVSICA ANTICA perform Henry Purcell's haunting sacred scena In Guilty Night alongside Luigi Rossi's little-known cantata Disperar di se Stesso, before culminating in a semi-staged performance of some of the songs that earned him the title 'Orpheus Britannicus'.
Miranda Ostler and Jessica Eucker soprano
Andrew Woodmansey tenor
Christopher Jeanes bass
Suzie Capps cello
Oliver Doyle harpsichord