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Updates, News & Future Events - 2019-2020 Season



Saturday 7 December 2019, 7.30pm


A Ceremony of Carols was written by Benjamin Britten in 1942, as he returned to Britain from the United States. We perform the SATB version with a beautiful harp accompaniment, comprising ‘carols’, largely from anonymous 15th and 16th Century sources. There will be carols for you, the audience, to sing and interval mince pies to start your Christmas season.



Saturday 21 March 2020, 7.30pm


European Sacred Music Dvorak’s Mass in D provides the centrepiece of this concert’s programme. It was commissioned by an architect friend of Dvorak, who wanted a new mass for the consecration of a chapel beside his castle in Luzany and is a piece suitable for a choir of modest forces. The choir also explores a wide range of sacred music, from different centuries and countries, including Allegri’s ‘Miserere’ and Lotti’s ‘Crucifixus’.



Saturday 20 June 2020, 7.30pm


Mystery and Love provide the themes for our summer concert, with both meditative and playful texts. Ralph Vaughan Williams based his ‘5 Mystical Songs’, for baritone and chorus, on poems written by the 17th Century poet, George Herbert. Over 40 years later, Vaughan Williams set to music the poem ‘Silence and Music’, written by his wife Ursula. As a contrast, we explore some well-known madrigals and include contemporary settings of Robert Burns’ ‘A red, red rose’ and the traditional American folk song, ‘Shenandoah’







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Britten - A Ceremony of Carols
7 December 2019 at 7.30pm


7.30pm at St Matthew’s Church,
Durham Rd, Raynes Park, SW20

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