We are delighted to host Singing Days when we are joined by guest singers to work together on a selected work. These are very popular, attracting well over 100 additional singers to join us for the day.
The singing days are led by our very own Jeremy Jackman who has years of experience in running choral workshops.
Our last one introduced our new commission, John McCabe’s Psalm-Cantata, to a wider choral audience.
Next Singing Day: Saturday 7th February 2015
Work: Purcell’s The Fairy Queen
Registration is now open for singers to join us for a day of musical delight. We shall work together on the choruses from Purcell’s The Fairy Queen of 1692. This masque or semi-opera, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, was composed three years before Purcell’s death. The score was lost and only rediscovered early in the twentieth century.
The day will be spent at St Sepulchre-without-Newgate in the City of London, which has a splendid acoustic and is known as the Musicians’ Church. Registration will be from 9.30am (with teas and coffees available) for a 10am start. We will aim to finish by 5pm. There will be time at lunchtime for you to find somewhere to eat in the local area, or you can bring your lunch to eat in the venue.
To register please complete our registration form and further details about the day will be sent to you in due course.
For enquiries, please contact us via email@example.com.
Next Concert – Purcell’s The Fairy Queen
with the Brandenburg Sinfonia
Saturday 21 March 2015, 7.30pm
St John’s Smith Square,Westminster, SW1P 3HA
Tickets at £28, £23, £18, or £12 (10% discount for concessions) are available from the St John’s Smith Square box office on-line, by telephone (020 7222 1061), or in person
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.
In 2013 the choir commissioned a new work, Psalm-Cantata by John McCabe, and proudly gave the premiere performance in St John’s Smith Square.