SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The English Baroque Choir is delighted to confirm that its President, Dame Emma Kirkby, will be the soprano soloist in a performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion with period instruments at St John’s Smith Square on Saturday 19 March next year.
English Baroque Choir is delighted to be joining forces with the Bromley Boy Singers for a concert that offers a wide range of exciting repertoire expressing the power of the human spirit in music. Together they sing two extended works. Bob Chilcott’s Five Days that Changed the World moves from the invention of printing to the first man in space. Howard Goodall is perhaps best known for his TV theme tunes (including Blackadder and The Vicar of Dibley) and TV programmes about the history of music. His In Memoriam Anne Frank is an emotional response to the spirit of the young Jewish diarist. The boys will perform Australian composer Paul Jarman’s evocative song cycle Turn on the Open Sea, which features a song about polar explorer Ernest Shackleton. EBC also offers sacred and secular music by the German Baroque master Heinrich Schütz and a suite of part-songs by Schubert. All this takes place in the glorious setting of St Sepulchre’s Church with its beautiful acoustic. We look forward to seeing you there.
The English Baroque Choir is one of the finest amateur choirs you will find in London.
We perform a wide range of repertoire, from the 15th century right through to the present day, in intelligent, well-structured concert programmes.
We most recently performed Rheinberger’s Mass, and songs by Debussy, Faure and Parry.
In 2013 the choir commissioned a new work, Psalm-Cantata by John McCabe CBE, and proudly gave the premiere performance in St John’s Smith Square.