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Monteverdi: Vespers

Saturday 07 February 2015 7:30 PM

St John's, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA

MonteverdiVespers of 1610

Crouch End Festival Chorus
The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble and the Monteverdi String Band
David Temple - conductor
Molly Alexander - soprano
Grace Davidson - soprano
Matthew Long - tenor
Nathan Vale - tenor
Andrew Ashwin - baritone
Richard Burkhard - bass

Book now: St John's online booking

After a year of commissions to celebrate CEFC’s 30th anniversary, we wind back four centuries to one of the greatest choral works ever written: Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610 – or simply Vespers of 1610.

Next Concert
Perrin: Lansky, the Mob's Money Man
Monday 27 April 2015 7:30 PM
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX
Perrin: Lansky, the Mob's Money Man

In this vibrant concert drama, composer and jazz musician Roland Perrin spotlights the remarkable life of mobster Meyer Lansky – a key player in the criminal underworld who built an international gambling empire. Infused with Klezmer, New York and Cuban jazz styles, it is a vivid portrait of the ‘Mob’s Accountant’.

The winner is announced...

Enlarge Image CEFC carol competition winner Richard James Harvey:
CEFC carol competition winner Richard James Harvey: "I didn't want to write a typical Christmas carol..."

November 2014: Congratulations go to the winner of the Crouch End Festival Chorus carol competition: the composer Richard James Harvey, for his carol Chanticleer.

With a very high standard of entries, the competition has been a great success, and has provided a fitting end to the choir's 30th anniversary year. Musical director David Temple said: “Richard’s winning carol Chanticleer has a wonderfully festive feel and will prove popular with singers and audiences alike. I feel that we have uncovered a real gem!”

Chanticleer will be performed at the CEFC Sing Christmas concert at St Michael's Highgate on 20 December. The new work will take its place alongside festive favourites including Once in Royal David's City and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, as well as modern classics such as Lauridsen's Ave Maria and Tavener's The Lamb.

Book your Sing Christmas tickets now to hear the world premiere of Richard James Harvey's Chanticleer and raise your voice in song with Crouch End Festival Chorus: www.ticketsource.co.uk/cefc