The inspirational Citi choir makes a welcome return to the Brandenburg Festival hot-on-the-heels of winning the Music in Offices Choir of the Year competition last year. Under the direction of Dan Ludford-Thomas and assistant Peter Mitchell, this energetic group will perform a real variety of works, ranging from traditional spirituals and folk songs to pop songs made famous by Annie Lennox, Adele and Billy Joel, amongst others. They will also perform contemporary choral works by Eric Whitacre, Ola Gjeilo and Will Todd.
- Eric Whitacre Lux Arumque; Sleep
- Ola Gjeilo Ubi caritas; Northern Lights
- Will Todd The Lord is my Shepherd
- Choral arrangements of: Freeman/Hughes No more I love yous; Adele When we were young; Withers Lean on me; Joel And so it goes; Hummon/Boyd/Hanna Bless the broken road
- Spirituals including: Traditional Jericho; Smallwood Total Praise; Redman Better is one day; Beethoven Joyful. Joyful; Harris III He still loves me
- Folk songs including: Traditional 900 miles
Keyboard - Peter Mitchell
Bass - Dave Rice
Percussion - Fred Claridge
Conductor - Dan Ludford-Thomas
Tickets £23 (premium) £18 (unreserved) children £5 - book online now.
The premium package includes reserved seat + programme + interval drink.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Citi's UK Choir was established in 2013 by Gareth Malone, competing with four other workplace choirs in his highly popular BBC television series: Sing While You Work. Citi Choir made it to the final which was broadcast from Ely Cathedral at Christmas 2013 to a TV audience in excess of 3 million people. Since then the choir has grown from 22 to nearly 40 singers and is still drawn from all levels and departments of Citi in London. Led by top music professionals Dan Ludford-Thomas and Peter Mitchell it rehearses weekly, performing a diverse repertoire for clients, colleagues and the community. Notable performances include singing at Cipriani's in New York City in support of the American Cancer Society, at Birmingham's Symphony Hall to raise funds for Water Aid, and at St James Palace in the presence of HRH Princess Alexandra in support of autism and music charities. The choir has also performed alongside Gareth Malone's professional choir at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, for clients at the British Museum and the V&A Museum, and for dignitaries at the gala launch dinner of London's Pride Festival 2014 held at the Mansion House. In 2016 Citi Choir won the Music in Offices Office Choir of the Year competition.