Britten: Saint Nicolas with North London Chorus

Members of our Senior Choir will join the North London Chorus in their performance of Benjamin Britten’s Saint Nicolas.

Britten: Saint Nicolas
Parry: I Was Glad

Tenor John Findon
North London Chorus
Finchley Children’s Music Group
Meridian Symphonia

Conducted by Murray Hipkin and Grace Rossiter

Messiah: Reimagined

We are delighted to be part of the London Handel Festival’s Messiah: Reimagined, which takes place this Easter Monday at 7pm. FCMG’s older Senior and Chamber Choir singers recorded their videos of the chorus ‘Let All the Angels of God’ from home during February.

We are one of 15 virtual choirs performing the choruses, which will be integrated into the live performance from St. George’s Hanover Square, Handel’s Church.

The live performance features the London Handel Orchestra with soloists Lucy Crowe, Iestyn Davies, Nathan Vale and Edward Grint, conducted by Laurence Cummings.

The event will be live-streamed on 5 April at 7pm BST on Facebook and YouTube free of charge, and will be available on the London Handel Festival YouTube channel afterwards.

Book tickets via the London Handel Festival website and receive a downloadable programme.

Patrick Hawes: The Innocents (with VOCES8)

VOCES8, noted for their versatility and musicianship, perform across the globe. Central to the ensemble’s ethos is a celebration of diverse musical expression and a commitment to musical education.

“The singing of VOCES8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance. They bring a new dimension to the word “ensemble” with meticulous timing and tuning”. Gramophone

The concert marks the world premiere of Proms commissioned The Innocents (music by Patrick Hawes, libretto Andrew Hawes). It commemorates the sinking of the evacuee ship SS City of Benares in 1940 and those lost at sea, including 77 children. Michael Rennie (the son of the then vicar at St Jude’s) died trying to save the children.

Finchley Children’s Music Group and Nicholas Chalmers will join VOCES8 for this performance.