This year the Allegri Singers gave concerts at St Marks Bromley, St Katharine Cree (City of London), and Bromley Parish Church. We also performed by invitation at a number of other events, including the annual thanksgiving service of the City of London’s Worshipful Company of Paviors. Of course the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to cancel our March and July concerts, and the 2020-21 season also.
Concert Dates 2019-20
- November 9th, 2019 – 20th Century British Choral Masterpieces – 7.30pm St Katharine Cree (City of London). A Brandenburg Choral Festival of London event.
- November 16th, 2019 – 20th Century British Choral Masterpieces – 7.45pm St Mark’s, Bromley.
- December 7th, 2019 – Christmas by Candlelight – Bromley Parish Church, Bromley at 6:00pm
March 28th, 2020 – Northern Lights July 11th, 2020 – Summer Concert
9th & 16th November 2019
20th Century British Choral Masterpieces
As their inaugural performance at the Brandenburg Choral Festival, and repeated the following week at St Mark’s Bromley, the Allegri Singers were delighted to present an a capella programme of 20th century British choral masterpieces, offering a broad range of musical style and character, both sacred and secular.
The concert began with William Harris’s beautiful setting of Spenser’s poem “Faire is the Heaven” and included other well-known sacred works such as Stanford’s “Beati Quorum Via”, Tavener’s “The Lamb” and Howells’ “Take him, earth, for cherishing”. In anticipation of St. Cecilia’s Day later in November, the concert featured Britten’s “Hymn to St. Cecilia”, a setting of a poem by W.H. Auden celebrating the patron saint of musicians. The performance closed with Tippett’s evocative Spirituals (from his secular oratorio “A Child of Our Time”).
9th November 7:30pm
16th November 7:45pm
St Mark’s Church – Westmoreland Road, Bromley BR2 0TB (map)
Saturday 7th December 2019 – 6pm
Christmas by Candlelight
We were joined again by the fabulous Highfield Junior Voices for a candle-lit concert in Bromley Parish Church to celebrate the coming festive season, with uplifting carols, mulled wine and mince pies to warm the heart and cheer the soul!
Bromley Parish Church – Church Road, Bromley BR2 0EG (map)
Saturday 28th March 2020 – 7.45pm
Northern Lights – Choral Music by Baltic Composers
Saturday 11th July 2020 – 6pm
St Barnabas – Perth Road, Beckenham BR3 6PP (map)