We are delighted to welcome the Choir of St Mary's, Wimbledon for their Festival debut. Join us at the Musicians' Church, St Sepulchre, for beautiful programme of Monteverdi, Mozart and Duruflé.
- Monteverdi Beatus vir
- Mozart Missa Brevis
- Duruflé Requiem
Colette Boushell - soprano
Elspeth Marrow - alto
Ben Revill - tenor
Laurence Williams - bass
Choir of St Mary's, Wimbledon
Conductor - Max Barley
Tickets £23 (premium) £18 (unreserved) children £5 - book online now.
The premium package includes reserved seat + programme + interval drink.
In association with The Music Club of London.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
The choir at St Mary's Church, Wimbledon, includes all churchgoers who wish to join (without an audition) and took its present form in 2003, when the choir started singing at Sung Eucharist on Sunday mornings, as well as at Evensong. Since then, successive Directors of Music have trained the choir to a high standard, capable of performing a wide range of music both liturgically and in concerts, often marking special occasions in the Church Year. The choir also visits a number of cathedrals to sing Choral Evensong several times a year. More recently, a group of young singers was formed, comprising both boys and girls. These choristers receive musical training and sing both as an independent choir and in conjunction with the adult choir.
The present musical director, Max Barley, joined the choir in the autumn of 2011 and has used his energy and enthusiasm to build on the standard already achieved, in order to reach even higher levels. He encourages choir members to undertake solos, thereby developing the standard of singing, and pays close attention to choral technique. As a result, the choir can learn new repertoire with relatively little rehearsal and now sings Choral Evensong each Sunday, rather than once a month. Provision is made for choral and organ scholars, who make a valuable contribution to the choir's activities, as well as gaining useful experience in the year or two before starting their university studies.
As part of the local community, as well as a musical organisation, the choir forms a particularly strong social group, with regular visits to one (or more) local pubs after the Friday rehearsals, not to mention cricket matches, frisbee and tennis evenings, parties and other less serious pursuits. A perfect complement to the choir's serious singing!