After 11 exciting years our music director Patrick Larley will be stepping down this summer in order to leave more time for composition. The appointment process for a new MD is under way, with the intention that that the successful candidate will be in place by January 2017.
We have another tour planned for this summer : to Burgundy, centered on Auxerre. One of our concerts will be in the St Pierre church in the village of St Julien du Sault, renowned for having one of the few remaining Renaissance organs in Western Europe.
Handel and his London Contemporaries
19 March 2016 19:30 at Ladywood ARC, B16 8TF
Enjoy one of Handel’s finest works, the lively ‘Dixit Dominus’, written in the Italian style when he was just 22 years old. Handel’s Chandos Anthem no 9, written in England 10 years later, features an operatic sense of drama in a smaller scale work, ‘O Praise the Lord with one consent’.
Our string orchestra will play the Sinfonia in B flat by another well known musician of the London Baroque period: William Boyce, Master of the Kings Musick and organist at the Chapel Royal. Finally, the choir will sing the beautiful setting of the Salvator Mundi by John Blow, Purcell’s teacher and predecessor at Westminster Abbey.
12 December 2015, 6pm, Ladywood ARC
Candle-lit Carols in aid of SIFA Fireside, which tackles homelessness, alcohol misuse and social exclusion. A festive programme for choir and audience. Please join the choir for refreshments in the church after the concert. There will be a collection for SIFA Fireside after the concert. Click here for map