Whitehall Choir – Monteverdi: Vespers – 7:45pm
Conductor: Joanna Tomlinson
London Baroque Sinfonia
Soloists: Zoë Brookshaw, Rebecca Outram, Gareth Treseder, Greg Tassell, Colin Campbell and James Oldfield
Tickets: £22, £16, £10
Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine or Vespers for the Blessed Virgin was published in 1610 for feast days of the Virgin Mary. It was written in the composer’s role as Maestro della Musica at the court of the Gonzaga Dukes of Mantua but this large-scale publication may have also been a calling card to try to secure a better position! Monteverdi skilfully demonstrates both the old religious style of writing as well as the more florid operatic style that was just emerging, with a thrilling combination of solo, choral and instrumental forces.
Whitehall Choir, under its dynamic Music Director Joanna Tomlinson, is one of London’s leading amateur choirs. They are joined by the London Baroque Sinfonia, whose members are some of the best players of period instruments in the UK.
Joanna Tomlinson is also Principal Conductor of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain Girls’ Choir and Artistic Director of Constanza Chorus. Recent engagements include conducting Bach’s Mass in B minor at Cadogan Hall with Constanza Chorus and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Future Whitehall Choir concerts
Ice and Fire
A programme of choral music from the Baltic region, including works by Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis and Galina Grigorjeva.
Thursday 30th June, St Peter’s Eaton Square, SW1W 9AL
Whitehall Choir is a Registered Charity No. 280478
Opera Holland Park – Messa di Gloria Giacomo Puccini – 7:30pm
Ahead of his return to Opera Holland Park as Canio in Pagliacci, tenor David Butt Philip joins baritone Ross Ramgobin, conductor John Andrews, the Opera Holland Park chorus and City of London Sinfonia in a special performance of Puccini’s Messa di Gloria.Read More
Battersea Choral Society sings Brahms and Cherubini – 7:30pm
Battersea Choral Society sings Brahms and Cherubini
Join us for a spectacular evening of choral music at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, London, UK. The excellent Battersea Choral Society will be performing by Brahms' Schicksalslied and Cherubini's Requiem, with Sam Evans conducting the Battersea Ensemble. Don't miss this extraordinary musical experience!