Tonight’s concert in the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London welcomes not one, but two choirs for this wide-ranging programme of choral music.
In the first half the spirited Woolwich Singers perform some of their favourites, including folk tunes, jazz standards, pop songs, and the catchy and popular Adiemus by that giant of the contemporary choral repertoire, Karl Jenkins.
In the second half Côr Llunsain transport us to the rolling hills and valleys of Wales, with traditional and contemporary Welsh works for choir, many of which have been inspired by the country’s distinctive landscape. The choir will also give the world premiere of Ave Maria, by the young Welsh composer Richard Vaughan, and the second UK performance of Rise Up by American composer Jake Runestad. Tribute will be paid to the pop legends who were lost in 2016, George Michael, Prince and David Bowie, in a medley arranged by the choir’s conductor, Hannah Gill.
Join us for this varied programme of popular and less familiar choral works in the lovely surroundings of St Paul’s Covent Garden.
Karl Jenkins, arr. Nicholas Hare | Adiemus
Traditional, arr. T Abrams | Soualle
Traditional | Si si si si banaha
Markéta Irglová and Glen Hansard, arr. Charles Beale | Falling slowly
Harry Warren, arr. Pete Schmutte | Chatanooga choo choo
Traditional | Scarborough Fair
Naomi Judd, Paul Overstreet and John Barlow Jarvis, arr. John Barlow Jarvis | Love can build a bridge
Reg Presley, arr. Alan Simmons | Love is all around me
Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers, arr. David Lawrence | Angels
Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, arr. Jerry Estes | Thank you for the music
Benjie del Rosario — Piano
Emma Bond — Conductor
Land of My Fathers
Traditional, arr. Alan Smith | Deuwch i'r dyfroedd (Wade in the Water)
Hefin Elis & Cleif Harpwood | Ysbryd y Nos
Welsh Traditional, arr. Hannah Gill | At Lan y Mor
Welsh Traditional, arr.Henry Geehl | Bugeilo'r Gwenith Gwyn
Jake Runestad | Rise up
Welsh Traditional, arr. Hannah Gill | Calon Lan
Richard Vaughan | Ave Maria
David Hodges & Christina Perri, arr. Mac Huff | A Thousand Years
Various, arr. Hannah Gill | Icons of 2016 medley
Jean Sibelius | Dros Gymru'n Gwlad (Prayer for Wales)
Robert Russell — Piano
Hannah Gill — Conductor
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.