The first concert tonight celebrates the music of Mozart, and features festival regulars, the English Baroque Choir, performing the beautiful Ave Verum Corpus and much-loved Requiem, conducted by Jeremy Jackman. Resident ensemble Brandenburg Sinfonia will also take centre stage to play the dramatic Adagio & Fugue in C minor and the lighter Serenata Notturna.
- Mozart Adagio & Fugue in C minor
- Mozart Ave Verum Corpus
- Mozart Serenade in D 'Serenata Notturna'
- Mozart Requiem
English Baroque Choir
Conductor - Jeremy Jackman
Tickets £33 (premium) £29 £25 £22 £16 £9 available from the St Martin's box office - call 020 7766 1100 or click here to book online.
NB a reduced price combined ticket for this evening's two concerts is available - please call the St Martin's box office (25% discount).
The premium seats at St Martin's are front, central, and include a cushion.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
The English Baroque Choir was formed in 1978 and has become one of London’s finest amateur choirs, developing a reputation for musicality, imaginative programming and choral enthusiasm. As its name suggests, the choir’s spiritual home is in the rich music of the Baroque period, with large-scale works by Bach, Handel and Monteverdi regularly appearing in its programmes. However it is equally at ease with repertoire from the 15th century right through to the present day, and in March 2013 the EBC gave the world premiere of John McCabe's Psalm Cantata. The choir regularly performs in St John’s Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields and other premier London venues, receiving plaudits for its professionalism and energy: “A performance by the English Baroque Choir and Jeremy Jackman will be always executed with a magical combination of passion and precision.”
Artistic Director of the Brandenburg Choral Festival Robert Porter founded the Brandenburg Sinfonia in 1980 and it quickly became one of the country's busiest freelance orchestras, playing for choral societies, opera productions and world-renowned soloists all over London, the South-East and further afield. For many years the orchestra has been resident at Thaxted Festival in Essex, performing several orchestral concerts each season, including a family concert alongside its own outreach programme. Along with sister ensemble the Brandenburg Baroque Soloists, the Brandenburg Sinfonia is resident at the Choral Festival, featuring in many concerts throughout the year.