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A Festival of Female Voices

  • St Paul's Church, Covent Garden Bedford Street London, WC2E 9ED United Kingdom (map)

Two female vocal ensembles, the Glass Ensemble and Viva Acappella, bring contrasting programmes to the Autumn Series. In the first half, Berkshire-based choir the Glass Ensemble present a programme of Renaissance motets written for higher voices by European composers including Josquin, Lassus, Palestrina and Victoria. After the interval, Viva Acappella lighten the mood with a real variety of repertoire, including songs from the shows and Disney films, pop songs and American jazz standards. With both songs from Viva's bronze-medal-winning performance at the European Barbershop Convention last October, and some songs with full choreography, this is a show not to be missed!  


Glass Ensemble
Sarah Latto
— Conductor
Josquin des Prez | Alma redemptoris
Jacob Clemens non Papa | Ego flos campi
Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina | Adoramus te
Orlandus Lassus | Adoramus te
Francesco della Porta | Sancta Maria, libera nos
Atrr. Josquin des Prez | Ave Virgo Sanctissima
Tomás Luis de Victoria | O Regem Coeli 

Viva Acappella
Gaynor Schofield
— Conductor
Happy Together | Gary Bonner and Alan Gordon, arr. by Krista Carlson and David Wright
Stray Cat Strut | Brian Setzer, arr. by Sharon Carlson
Feed the Birds | Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, arr. by Kevin Keller
Feeling Good | Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, arr. by David Harrington
The Climb | Jessi Alexander and John Mabe, arr. by Carole Prietto
Love of my Life | Freddie Mercury, arr. by David Wright
Rule the World | Mark Owen, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald & Jason Orange, arr. by Liz Garnett
Shangri-la | Matty Malneck, Robert Maxwell & Carl Sigman, arr. by Paul Davies
Skyfall | Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth, arr. by Nicholas Wright
Amazing Grace | Trad., words by John Newton, arr. by Kirby Shaw
What Kind of Fool am I | Lesley Bricusse and Anthony Newley, arr. by David Harrington
Love Letters | Edward Heyman and Victor Young, arr. by Jim Arns
The Trolley Song | Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, arr. by David Wright


Tickets £23 (premium) £18 (unreserved) £5 (children) — book online now!

Our premium tickets include a reserved seat (this differs per venue according to acoustic, but is usually 3–5 rows from the front, near the centre aisle), a programme, and a voucher for a drink which can be redeemed either before the concert or during the interval.

Earlier Event: March 20
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Later Event: March 23
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