6.30 pm Tuesday 11 December 2018 Drinks served from 6.00 pm
The Gresham Centre, St Anne and St Agnes Church, Gresham Street London EC2V 7BX
An early-evening concert of seasonal music and readings based around settings of the text ‘O magnum mysterium’, plus City Chamber Choir’s usual much-loved mix of carols old and new. With a chance for wine and mince-pie fuelled audience participation!
Poulenc O magnum mysterium | Milhaud O magnum mysterium | McDowall Regina coeliGjeilo O magnum mysterium | Arr. Claas Maria durch ein Dornwald ging | Schütz Supereminet omnem scientiam; Pro hoc magno mysterio pietatis | Martyn-West In the frost of the night time | Samuel Wilson (Composer in Residence) The Kings’ Gloria, for choir and audience (first performance)
With music by Praetorius, Bullard, Chilcott and J. S. Bach and carols for choir and audience
Stephen Jones conductor | Ivan Linford organ | David Kemp reader
Tickets £15.00 (£10.00 under 18s and full time students only) available at the door or:
City Chamber Choir aims to revive neglected choral works from past ages, to search out the best in 20th century composition, and to plot musical pathways for the present century.
The choir is led by its hugely experienced founder, Stephen Jones, with guidance from its President, renowned composer Cecilia McDowall, and Patron, Bob Chilcott, and receives infusions of new music from up-and-coming ‘composers in residence.’ Our repertoire encompasses Palestrina, Howells, and popular Christmas carols, but ranges far and wide.
Formed in 1987 and comprising singers from many walks of life, we meet for rehearsals a stone’s throw from St Paul’s cathedral. Our home, St Anne and St Agnes church, also known as the Gresham Centre, was designed by Christopher Wren, has been rebuilt many times, and is itself an inspiration. We perform concerts there and in many more of the City of London’s beautiful Wren churches.
We are constantly looking to collaborate with singers, musicians and others from the arts, and regularly travel for concerts and workshops outside the City, beyond London and overseas.
We are always on the look-out for new members to join us on this exciting musical journey!
You can find out more about the choir on the About us page, or better still, come to our next concert.