concert schedule September 2015 – July 2016
19th September 2015
Come and Sing
3rd October 2015
Concert at St Luke’s, Tunbridge Wells
St Luke’s Church, St Lukes Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9JH.
Gorecki Totus tuus, Rachmaninov Vespers (excerpts), Chilcott, Korma, Lennon/McCartney, Myers, Stanford, Taverner, Vaughan Williams, and more!
1st November 2015
All Souls’ Service
St Luke’s Battersea
Duruflé Requiem within the liturgy to remember those we have lost in the last year.
6th November 2015
Jonathan Rathbone: Under the shadow of His wing
St Alban’s, Holborn.
Launch concert and reception for our latest CD.
Tickets: £16 to include wine and canapés
9th December 2015
Carols by Candlelight
St Stephen’s Church, London, EC4N 8BN.
In aid of the Michael Varah Memorial Fund.
15th December 2015
Carols by Candlelight
St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge
In aid of Alzheimer’s Society
18th December 2015
Christmas with Vasari: Angels from the realms of glory
St Paul’s, Covent Garden.
Join Vasari Singers in St Paul’s church at the heart of Covent Garden in London for an evening of festive carols.
Angels from the realms of glory will feature a number of carols on an angel theme, together with a mix of old favourites and carols new to Vasari this year.
This event is always very popular and with limited tickets available, be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.
1st-3rd April 2016
Services and Free Concert
Friday 1 April, Evensong at 5.30pm
Thomas Weelkes: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, Thomas Weelkes: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Saturday 2 April, Evensong at 3.30pm
Jonathan Dove: Portsmouth Service, Tarik O’Regan: Surrexit Christus
Saturday 2nd April: FREE Informal concert: 4.45-5.45pm
From Darkness to Light, J S Bach: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, Mendelssohn: Richte mich, Gott, Elgar: Give unto the Lord, Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs, Francis Pott: My song is love unknown
Sunday 3 April, Sung Eucharist at 10.30am
Herbert Howells: Collegium Regale, Herbert Howells: O saviour of the world (Requiem)
Sunday 3 April, Evensong at 3.30pm
Bruckner: Ave Maria, Blair: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, E W Naylor: Vox dicentis: Clama
10th June 2016
Brahms Requiem & Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52
St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square
Soprano: Claire Seaton
Brahms’ Requiem is probably familiar to most singers and is a splendid rich work, sacred but not liturgical, as it includes many psalm settings as well as the familiar requiem mass parts. Brahms originally scored it for orchestral accompaniment but we are performing it in his rather wonderful arrangement for two pianists at one piano. This arrangement was one he worked up from an 1866 piano version for Clara Schumann. It was also the version which was first presented in England in 1871 except for the 6th movement which he hadn’t written at that point.
The Liebeslieder Waltzes also involve two pianists at one piano and are a collection of love songs. The lyrics come from folk songs and love poems. Some think that Brahms’ motivation for the songs was his frustrated love for Clara Schumann, thus providing another link across the two works.
29th-31st July 2016
Services and Concert
Friday 29 July, Evensong at 5.30pm
Weelkes: Ninth Service, Thomas Tomkins: When David heard
Saturday 30 July, Evensong at 3.15pm
Herbert Howells: ‘Gloucester Service’, Harris: Evening Hymn
Saturday 30 July, Concert at 7.30pm
Thomas Weelkes: Hosanna to the Son of David, William Byrd: Ave verum Corpus, Thomas Tallis: Salvator mundi, Orlando Gibbons: O clap your hands, Gregorio Allegri: Miserere mei, G F Handel: Let the bright seraphim (Samson), C V Stanford: A Song of Wisdom (Six Biblical Songs), G Holst: Lord, who hast made us for thine own, Olivier Messiaen: O sacrum convivium, Gabriel Jackson: In all his works, Jonathan Dove: Seek him that maketh the seven stars, Francis Pott: My song is love unknown
Sunday 31 July, Sung Eucharist at 11.00am
Flor Peeters: Missa Festiva, Ēriks Ešenvalds: O salutaris hostia
Sunday 31 July, Evensong at 3.15pm
Dyson: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, Balfour Gardiner: Evening Hymn