This year the Allegri Singers will give concerts at St Barnabas Beckenham, St Paul’s Covent Garden, St Marks Bromley and Bromley Parish Church. We will also perform by invitation at a number of other events (including the annual thanksgiving service of the City of London’s Worshipful Company of Paviors).
Concert Dates 2018-19
- November 17th, 2018 – Love & Remembrance – St Paul’s, Covent Garden at 7:30pm
- November 18th, 2018 – Faith & Remembrance – St Barnabas, Beckenham at 7:45pm
- December 8th, 2018 – Christmas by Candlelight – Bromley Parish Church, Bromley at 6:00pm
- April 13th, 2019 – St John Passion (Bach) – St Mark’s, Bromley at 7:45pm
- June 29th, 2019 – Dido & Aeneas – St Mark’s, Bromley at 6:00pm
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th November 2018
Love & Remembrance | Faith & Remembrance
We began our 2018/19 season with an Allegri “first” – performing an overlapping double bill programme on consecutive days over a weekend.
Love & Remembrance – 17th November 7:30pm
St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden – Bedford St, London WC2E 9ED
Part one of a collaboration between the Rosenau Sinfonia and The Allegri Singers brought a wonderful programme of JS Bach’s ‘Brandenburg Concerto No. 3’, Vaughan Williams ‘The Lark Ascending’, Berlioz ‘Les nuits d’été’ and an exciting new work by Timothy Hamilton – his “Requiem”. The Requiem was commissioned to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War and we are delighted to be among the first amateur choirs performing it.
We were joined by soloists: Zita Syme (soprano), Kate Warshaw (mezzo), Greg Tassell (tenor), James Oldfield (baritone) and violinist Mardiah Tucker, the leader of the Rosenau Sinfonia.
The concert was given in aid of the Stuart Low Trust, an Islington based charity whose mission is to ensure that local people, especially those experiencing social isolation or mental distress, have access to the support they need for better health and wellbeing.
Faith & Remembrance – 18th November 7:45pm
St Barnabas – Perth Road, Beckenham BR3 6PP
Part two of our collaboration with the Rosenau Sinfonia was a dramatic and beautiful programme featuring JS Bach’s ‘Brandenburg Concerto No. 3’, Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Chichester Psalms’ and Timothy Hamilton’s ‘Requiem’. The Requiem was recently recorded by Cantoribus and the Rosenau Sinfonia and released to critical acclaim on Naxos records. The CD is available to buy at amazon.co.uk
As on Saturday, we were joined by soloists: Zita Syme (soprano), Kate Warshaw (mezzo), Greg Tassell (tenor), & James Oldfield (baritone).
Saturday 8th December 2018 – 6pm
Christmas by Candlelight
We were joined by the marvellous Highfield Junior Voices for a candle-lit concert in Bromley Parish Church.
Saturday 13th April 2019 – 7.45pm
St John Passion – by JS Bach
Performed in the original German with a small orchestra of players from the Brandenburg Sinfonia at St Mark’s Church, the Allegri Singers were conducted by Stephen Anthony Brown, who also sang the part of the Evangelist. The part of Jesus was sung by baritone Jon Stainsby. We were also delighted to welcome soprano Chloe Morgan, mezzo Cathy Bell and tenor Gareth Edmunds. Other solo parts were sung by members of the choir.
Saturday 29th June 2019 – 6pm
Dido & Aeneas
We gave an early evening concert performance of Henry Purcell’s famous opera in three acts, preceded by John Blow’s “God Spake Sometime in Visions”, “Rejoice in the Lord Alway” by Purcell and Pelham Humfrey’s “Lift up your heads”.