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.

Holst Hymn of Jesus with Crouch End Festival Chorus

Our Senior Choir will join Crouch End Festival Chorus, the City of London School for Girls Choir and London Orchestra da Canera for a performance of Holst’s Hymn of Jesus.

 

Vivaldi Gloria
Holst Hymn of Jesus
Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky

Jessica Cale soprano
Kitty Whately mezzo-soprano
Crouch End Festival Chorus
Finchley Children’s Music Group
City of London School for Girls Choir
London Orchestra da Camera
David Temple conductor

Christmas with the BBC Singers

Selected singers from our Senior Choir will join the BBC Singers for a celebration of Christmas by Benjamin Britten, John Rutter and Bob Chilcott.