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There is Sweet Music

  • St James's Sussex Gardens Sussex Gardens London W2 3UD United Kingdom (map)

Two semi-professional London consorts join forces for an evening of choral favourites. Featuring music by Stanford, Nystedt and Elgar. The music of tonight's concert spans nearly one hundred years, from Elgar's There is Sweet Music to Knut Nystedt's arrangement of Bach's funeral song Komm, süßer Tod (Come, sweet death). The concert begins with one of Stanford's lesser known works, God and the Universe, followed by Poulenc's Missa Brevis Messe en sol majeur (Mass in G major), and ending with Howells' famous and challenging Take Him Earth for Cherishing.

Stanford | God and the Universe
Poulenc | Mass in G (The Fisher Consort)
Nystedt | Immortal Bach
Elgar | There is Sweet Music
Howells | Requiem (I Dodici)
Howells | Take Him Earth for Cherishing

I Dodici
Gabriel Chernick -

Fisher Consort
Jonathan Schranz -

The Fisher Consort is an innovative vocal ensemble which takes its name from its original venue of residence, the Chapel of St John Fisher in Cambridge. Made up of students and recent graduates, the group brings together exceptional young singers to premiere new choral works alongside classics, performing in both liturgical and concert settings. Since the group’s inception in 2014 they have performed in London, Cambridge and Devon and have premiered works by Graham Keitch, Stephen Bick and other up and coming composers.

I Dodici is a London based consort, founded in October 2016. The group is conducted by Gabriel Chernick and comprises singers Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, UCL and London Conservatoires. Their home is St James's Church Sussex Gardens, and other performance venues have included St Martin-in-the-Fields, Southwark Cathedral, Gloucester Cathedral, Guildford Cathedral, St Paul's Cathedral, St George's Windsor and the Queen's Chapel of the Savoy as part of the Brandenburg Festival. They embarked upon their first international tour to Paris in April this year, where they were the last choir to sing in Notre Dame, on the day of its fire.

Tickets £23 (premium) / £18 (unreserved) / £5 (children) — call TicketSource on 0333 666 3366 or 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.

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