Senior Choir (up to 18 years)

Soprano/treble & Alto

The Senior Choir is FCMG’s principal performing choir and all its singers have the musical and vocal skills required for professional choral engagements. A diverse and challenging repertoire reflects the busy concert schedule that this choir attracts performing in both internal and external concerts throughout the year.

Membership of the Senior Choir is by audition with the Musical Director, Grace Rossiter. Auditions take place twice per term and candidates will be expected to demonstrate confident singing and sight singing skills. If you would like to audition please contact our membership secretary via the Join FCMG contact form.


Music Staff

Grace Rossiter - Musical Director

Grace Rossiter

Musical Director

John_Evanson

John Evanson

Senior Choir Accompanist


Recordings


Upcoming Senior Choir Concerts

Nov
10
Sat
The Silver Tassie with BBC Symphony Orchestra @ Barbican Concert Hall
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm

Sean O’Casey’s provocative 1928 play The Silver Tassie pries open the wound of the First World War and peers unblinkingly into its horrifying depths. The futility of war and its painful human cost is conveyed with even greater intensity in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s beautifully crafted operatic adaptation, which explores what happens when young, football-mad Irishman Harry comes back from the war in a wheelchair.

An all-star British cast has been assembled for this first UK revival of the opera since its 2000 premiere, including John Tomlinson, Susan Bickley, Sally Matthews and Louise Alder, with rising young baritone Ashley Riches as Harry. The performance will be conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth.

 

Ashley Riches – Harry
Sally Matthews – Susie
Sir John Tomlinson – Croucher
Claire Booth – Mrs Foran
Marcus Farnsworth – Teddy
Charles Rice – Barney
Louise Alder – Jessie
Susan Bickley – Mrs Heegan
Mark Le Brocq – Sylvester
Anthony Gregory – Dr Maxwell/Staff Officer
Andrew Rupp – Corporal
BBC Singers
Finchley Children’s Music Group

 

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Ryan Wigglesworth – Conductor
Nov
16
Fri
Britten’s War Requiem with English National Opera @ London Coliseum
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm

War Requiem is one of the greatest choral works of the twentieth century. Benjamin Britten juxtaposes the anti-war poetry of Wilfred Owen with the timeless ritual of the Latin Requiem Mass. The result is a passionate outcry against man’s inhumanity to man.

Joining the production team as designer and making his ENO debut is the Turner Prize-winning artist and designer Wolfgang Tillmans. ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbinsconducts this new production created to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. ENO Artistic Director Daniel Kramer’scontemporary staging seeks to examine and process the grief of the incomprehensible loss of life from wars past and present, offering us all a hope for the future.

War Requiem is performed by the combined forces of an 80-strong chorus, a children’s choir of 40 from Finchley Children’s Music Group, the full ENO Orchestra, a chamber orchestra, and three soloists.

Nov
22
Thu
Britten’s War Requiem with English National Opera @ London Coliseum
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm

War Requiem is one of the greatest choral works of the twentieth century. Benjamin Britten juxtaposes the anti-war poetry of Wilfred Owen with the timeless ritual of the Latin Requiem Mass. The result is a passionate outcry against man’s inhumanity to man.

Joining the production team as designer and making his ENO debut is the Turner Prize-winning artist and designer Wolfgang Tillmans. ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbinsconducts this new production created to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. ENO Artistic Director Daniel Kramer’scontemporary staging seeks to examine and process the grief of the incomprehensible loss of life from wars past and present, offering us all a hope for the future.

War Requiem is performed by the combined forces of an 80-strong chorus, a children’s choir of 40 from Finchley Children’s Music Group, the full ENO Orchestra, a chamber orchestra, and three soloists.

Nov
27
Tue
Britten’s War Requiem with English National Opera @ London Coliseum
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm

War Requiem is one of the greatest choral works of the twentieth century. Benjamin Britten juxtaposes the anti-war poetry of Wilfred Owen with the timeless ritual of the Latin Requiem Mass. The result is a passionate outcry against man’s inhumanity to man.

Joining the production team as designer and making his ENO debut is the Turner Prize-winning artist and designer Wolfgang Tillmans. ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbinsconducts this new production created to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. ENO Artistic Director Daniel Kramer’scontemporary staging seeks to examine and process the grief of the incomprehensible loss of life from wars past and present, offering us all a hope for the future.

War Requiem is performed by the combined forces of an 80-strong chorus, a children’s choir of 40 from Finchley Children’s Music Group, the full ENO Orchestra, a chamber orchestra, and three soloists.

Nov
29
Thu
Britten’s War Requiem with English National Opera @ London Coliseum
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm

War Requiem is one of the greatest choral works of the twentieth century. Benjamin Britten juxtaposes the anti-war poetry of Wilfred Owen with the timeless ritual of the Latin Requiem Mass. The result is a passionate outcry against man’s inhumanity to man.

Joining the production team as designer and making his ENO debut is the Turner Prize-winning artist and designer Wolfgang Tillmans. ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbinsconducts this new production created to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. ENO Artistic Director Daniel Kramer’scontemporary staging seeks to examine and process the grief of the incomprehensible loss of life from wars past and present, offering us all a hope for the future.

War Requiem is performed by the combined forces of an 80-strong chorus, a children’s choir of 40 from Finchley Children’s Music Group, the full ENO Orchestra, a chamber orchestra, and three soloists.

Dec
4
Tue
Britten’s War Requiem with English National Opera @ London Coliseum
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm

War Requiem is one of the greatest choral works of the twentieth century. Benjamin Britten juxtaposes the anti-war poetry of Wilfred Owen with the timeless ritual of the Latin Requiem Mass. The result is a passionate outcry against man’s inhumanity to man.

Joining the production team as designer and making his ENO debut is the Turner Prize-winning artist and designer Wolfgang Tillmans. ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbinsconducts this new production created to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. ENO Artistic Director Daniel Kramer’scontemporary staging seeks to examine and process the grief of the incomprehensible loss of life from wars past and present, offering us all a hope for the future.

War Requiem is performed by the combined forces of an 80-strong chorus, a children’s choir of 40 from Finchley Children’s Music Group, the full ENO Orchestra, a chamber orchestra, and three soloists.

Dec
7
Fri
Britten’s War Requiem with English National Opera @ London Coliseum
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm

War Requiem is one of the greatest choral works of the twentieth century. Benjamin Britten juxtaposes the anti-war poetry of Wilfred Owen with the timeless ritual of the Latin Requiem Mass. The result is a passionate outcry against man’s inhumanity to man.

Joining the production team as designer and making his ENO debut is the Turner Prize-winning artist and designer Wolfgang Tillmans. ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbinsconducts this new production created to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. ENO Artistic Director Daniel Kramer’scontemporary staging seeks to examine and process the grief of the incomprehensible loss of life from wars past and present, offering us all a hope for the future.

War Requiem is performed by the combined forces of an 80-strong chorus, a children’s choir of 40 from Finchley Children’s Music Group, the full ENO Orchestra, a chamber orchestra, and three soloists.

Dec
9
Sun
FCMG Family Carols Concert @ All Hallows Church
Dec 9 all-day