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St John Passion 5th March 2016

posted May 20, 2016, 3:38 PM by David Brown

In March our spring concert was the glorious JSB St John Passion in St James's Piccadilly with some excellent soloists including Neil Jenkins as the Evangelist, Michael Bundy as Christ and three soloists (Rowan Pierce, Rosanna Cooper and Nicholas Morton) who are studying at the RCM. 

We believe it went went really well and here's a bit of audience feed back …. 

"May I ask you to convey my congratulations and appreciation to the choir on its utterly sublime performance of Bach’s St John Passion last evening at St James’s Piccadilly. I have never heard this wonderful work sung with so much musicality, sincerity and commitment, not only by the choir itself, but also by each and every one of the soloists (including the Maid of course).
 
I count myself fortunate to have noticed the poster in the church a couple of weeks ago completely by chance, and would be glad to sign up to your e newsletter if you have one, to be sure of getting advance notice of your future concerts. As I sing in an amateur choir myself it is especially rewarding to listen to such an accomplished ensemble showing how it should be done.
 
I hope to have the pleasure of hearing you all again soon. Meanwhile, my thanks and admiration. That music will stay in my head for weeks." 

Now that’s the sort of criticism we like!  Next up in May is the Mozart Requiem and Haydn’s Maria Theresa Mass. 

Photos from Mostly Magnificats, November 2015

posted Nov 14, 2015, 6:03 AM by London Orpheus   [ updated Nov 14, 2015, 6:07 AM ]


Christmas photo

posted Jan 19, 2015, 4:49 AM by London Orpheus   [ updated Jan 19, 2015, 4:51 AM ]

A lovely photo from our Christmas concert in aid of Phab!

audience feedback from Beethoven Concert on 28th June

posted Jul 7, 2014, 7:11 AM by David Brown

  •  “for me it was the perfect concert... just the thing I'd been looking for”
  • “ just want to say thanks very much for Saturday. It was a wonderful concert, an amazing choice of music and stunning playing by Marcus.”
  • “to date it was the best concert - such energy!”
  • “one of my colleagues from work said that he thought the choir should be paid and that we were so professional”
  • “I really loved the concert. The piano playing was beautiful & the women in the choir, when they were singing full volume, they took everyone with them - amazing experience!”
  • “I loved the concert too”
  • the entire evening was superb”

Handel's Dixit Dominus

posted Jun 30, 2014, 1:53 PM by David Brown   [ updated Jun 30, 2014, 1:55 PM ]

You can find an interesting piece about this work (which we will be singing in November) on the BBC Radio 3 Discovering Music website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/discoveringmusic/videolibrary/handel.shtml  

Backman Trio CD Launch

posted Jun 12, 2014, 4:11 AM by David Brown

 

Saturday 14th June 2014 - 7:30 pm


The Backman Trio CD Launch Concert

St Martin's Church, Salisbury,

St. Martin's Church Street,

Wiltshire, SP1 2HY.


Music from our debut CD of Romantic British and Finnish Piano Trios, including Bergman Trio Op. 2, Bridge Phantasie and the unpublished “Korpo” Trio by Sibelius.


Tickets £10.00 / £8.00 concessions at the door


CDs will be on sale for £15. 


Tickets include a free drink.





Parking: Very limited parking in the churchyard. Please use Tollgate Road, Marina Road or Southampton Road Car Park (walk across dual carriageway to churchyard path behind Wiltshire College.)

BBC Radio 3 "Choir - The Choral Interview"

posted Apr 6, 2014, 3:38 PM by David Brown   [ updated Apr 6, 2014, 3:47 PM ]

This programme, broadcast every Sunday on BBC Radio 3 at 4pm,  may be of interest. 
It features well known figures from across the musical world talking about their choral passions. Recent interviewees have included Sarah Connolly, John Elliot Gardiner and Iestyn Davies 


You can find it on iPlayer or as a regular podcast. See iTunes or http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/choir  

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