Tuesday, 19 March 2019

A chance for two top-class amateur choirs to shine: the Eaton Square Concerts' Spring season

St Peter's Church, Eaton Square
St Peter's Church, Eaton Square
London has hundreds (perhaps thousands) of amateur choirs ranging from local community ensembles to those whose performances and repertoire aspire to international class. The latest season of Eaton Square Concert s(which starts on Thursday 21 March 2019 at St Peter's Church, Eaton Square) is giving us a chance to appreciate two of London's top-class amateur choirs.

The concert season opens with Stephen Layton and the Holst Singers in a programme entitle Reformation and Revolution contrasting English music from the turbulent 16th century with contemporary Baltic repertoire with its links to the 'Singing Revolution' (21/3/2019). Then Andrew Griffiths and Londinium will be presenting a programme of masses by Richard Rodney Bennett, Rheinberger, Albright and RVW (4/4/2019).

Each year, Easton Square Concerts awards the St Peter's Prize to a quartet at the Royal Academy of Music, this year it is the Kirkman Quartet whose programme includes music by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Bridge and Stravinsky (11/4/2019).  Michael Collins and the London Mozart Players will be celebrating the ensemble's 70th birthday with Mozart and Weber (2/5/2019) whilst violinist Fenella Humphreys and pianist Nicola Eimer will be playing a selection of sonatinas (25/4/2019).

Full details from the Eaton Square Concerts website.

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