Monday, 28 May 2012

JAM tomorrow

JAM returns in July with a clutch of concerts featuring contemporary choral and vocal music.

On 4 July, at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street and on 6 July at St. Leonards Church, Hythe, Daniel Cook (organ), Claire Seaton (soprano), Andrew Radley (counter-tenor) with the Orchestra of the Age of Englightenment conducted by Nicholas Cleobury perform Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Handel's Organ Concerto in D, No. 15 plus Judith Bingham's Jacob's Ladder and The Hythe, this latter piece is a JAM commission for 2012 to celebrate Bingham's 60th birthday.

On 5 July, also at Hythe, Onyx Brass with Daniel Cook (organ) and Hythe Bay Primary School will be performing Chilcot's Mr Majeika and the magic organ and A Sporting Chance. Chilcott himself will be conductor and narrator. The two Hythe concerts are part of the Hythe Festival.

Then on 7 July, at St. Nicholas Church, new Romney, the Choir of Selwyn College, Cambrdige, Onyx Brass, Simon Hogan (organ) and Nicholas Cleobury (conductor) will be performing Binghams' My Heart Strangely Warm'd (Commissioned by JAM in 2006), Paul Mealor's Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal (Commissioned by JAM in 2010) and Julian Philips' Body of Water (Commissioned by JAM and premiered this year). Also in the programme will be music by Handel, Parry, Stanford and Ives all with Royal themes.

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