Archive: 2014–2015 season

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7.30 pm, Wednesday 22 October 2014 – Shakespeare in the City

A celebration of Shakespeare and London in music and words.

Morley It was a lover and his lass; Nolo mortem
Gibbons Cries of London
Johnson Full fathom five
Pearsall Take, O take those lips away
Mathias Shakespeare songs
Grainger The willow song
Gibbs Fidele
Chilcott The isle is full of noises
Vaughan Williams Three Shakespeare songs; Three Elizabethan part songs
With items from Ravenscroft’s Deuteromelia and keyboard music of the period

Stephen Jones conductor ¦ Anna LeHair piano

The Gresham Centre, St Anne and St Agnes Church, Gresham Street London EC2V 7BX


leadenhall20146.00 pm, Friday, 14 November 2014

Singing at Leadenhall Market after the switching on of the Christmas lights by the Lord Mayor of London.


6.30 pm, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 – The City Chamber Choir Christmas Concert

Not your average Christmas concert! There will be some old favourites for sure, but there is also the chance to hear some music that is beautiful, but may be unfamiliar to you, Christmas poetry and the London première of Nunc Dimittis: a brand new piece written for CCC by young composer Sam Wilson. This early-evening concert takes place in the candle-lit splendour of one of Wren’s finest churches and you can meet the choir over wine and mince-pies afterwards.

Stephen Jones conductor ¦ Ivan Linford organ ¦ David Kemp reader

The Gresham Centre, St Anne and St Agnes Church, Gresham Street London EC2V 7BX

Tickets £12 (£9 concessions) from
www.wegottickets.com/citychamberchoir, or at the door.
Phone enquiries may be made to 0207 682 2684.


7.30 pm Thursday 5 March 2015 – The Passing Years

The Passing YearsCCC explores the subject of time with some works by 20th and 21st century masters of choral writing. The choir continues its Composer in Association scheme with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with the first performance of a new work by a student of composition.

Dove The Passing of the Year
Copland In the Beginning
Hughes anyone lived in a pretty how town
Howells Even Such is Time
Chilcott Even Such is Time; Love
Jones The Presence of Love
World première of Mirror’d Little Dove by GSMD student Alex. J. Hall

Stephen Jones conductor ¦ Aino Konkka mezzo-soprano ¦ Anna Le Hair piano

St Mary-at-Hill, Lovat Lane, Eastcheap, London EC3R 8EE (Entrance in Lovat Lane)

Tickets £15 (£10 concessions) from
www.wegottickets.com/citychamberchoir, or at the door.
Phone enquiries may be made to 0207 682 2684.


7.30 pm Tuesday 12 May 2015 – Baroque Masterpieces

An evening of master works from the beginning and end of Handel’s extraordinary career. At 19 he went to live in Italy, and by the time he found his way to Rome, he had all who experienced his phenomenal skills worshipping at his feet and even comparing him to Orpheus. Dixit Dominus comes from this period, along with the exquisite Nisi Dominus, both psalm settings from the Carmelite Vespers of 1707. Thirty years later Frederick the Great wrote: ‘Hendel’s great days are over, his inspiration is exhausted’. In fact, Handel was about to write many of his most popular and enduring works, including the Op. 6 Concerti Grossi, regarded as among the finest examples of Baroque orchestral music.

Handel Nisi Dominus
Handel Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 7
Handel Dixit Dominus

Stephen Jones conductor ¦ Robin Kimber continuo

Rosemary Zolynski soprano ¦ Katherine Boyce soprano ¦ Tim Morgan counter-tenor
Nick Pritchard tenor ¦ Nick Morton bass

City Chamber Choir gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Josephine Baker Trust for the soloists Nicholas Morton, Nick Pritchard and Tim Morgan in this concert.

St Paul’s Covent Garden WC2E 9ED

Tickets £15 (£10 concessions) from
www.wegottickets.com/citychamberchoir, or at the door.
Phone enquiries may be made to 0207 682 2684.

Concert in support of Music Fund, which supports young musicians and music schools in impoverished countries and areas of conflict, believing music can enrich lives and contribute to the cultural development of local communities. Music Fund collects musical instruments in Europe, repairing and then delivering them to music schools in countries such as Mozambique, DRC, Morocco, Palestine and Haiti.

It trains local musicians in instrument repair and maintenance. In UNWRA schools in Gaza, it also supports a role for music in general education. Music Fund is based in Brussels with a London Group of Friends and many partners across Europe.


7.00 pm Saturday 27 June 2015 – Wren Choral Marathon (City of London Festival)

City Chamber Choir is delighted to be taking part in the Wren Choral Marathon, which gives you the chance to hear concerts by 17 different choirs in 17 Wren churches in a single day, starting at 8am and concluding with a midnight Vespers; a fantastic opportunity to spend time indulging in great architecture and wonderful music in as many Wren churches as you can manage in a day.

The performances will each last 45 minutes, with 15 minutes given for you to travel to the next venue. For more information visit: http://www.colf.org/whats-on/?EventID=1484. You can follow the event on Twitter #Wrenathon.

St James Garlickhythe, Garlick Hill EC4V 2AF

7.30 pm Wednesday 15 July 2015 – Spem in Alium and other English choral masterpieces

Spem in AliumFriends and former members swell the ranks of City Chamber Choir to perform one of the most remarkable pieces of choral music ever written: Thomas Tallis’s forty part motet, Spem in Alium, and other choral masterpieces.

Tallis Spem in Alium
Parry Songs of Farewell
Vaughan Williams Mass in G Minor
Howells Requiem

Stephen Jones conductor

St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DQ

Tickets £15 (£10 concessions) from
www.wegottickets.com/citychamberchoir, or at the door.
Phone enquiries may be made to 0207 682 2684.