Bar Choral Society – St John Passion

The choir’s next concert is on 11th April 2017, 7pm, when we will perform Bach St John Passion. Written and premiered during his first year in Leipzig, the St John Passion is the leaner and more dramatic of Bach’s two surviving settings of the Holy Week narrative.

In this distinctive performance, the choir will be led by their Music Director and Conductor, Greg Morris and joined by Soloists James Way as Evangelist, Gareth John as Christus, William Towers Alto, Matthew Sandy Tenor and Andrew Rupp Bass.

The choir will also be joined by the chamber choir Collegium Musicum of London and the Temple Players. The Choristers of the Temple Church will perform the soprano arias, while the choir will take the role of a Lutheran congregation and sing the chorales, the emotional and theological heart of the work.

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Reading Haydn Choir – Chilcott St John Passion

Reading Haydn Choir
Chilcott St John Passion

This setting of St John’s Passion by Bob Chilcott confirms his status as one of the world’s most popular active choral composers. This hour-long work was first performed by Wells Cathedral Choir in 2013. The work combines thirteenth- and seventeenth-century English poetry with texts from the King James Bible. It follows the same structure as the Bach St John, with the story told by the tenor evangelist separated by passages from the chorus and from Pilate and Jesus, the whole being split with chorales and meditations sung by the choir, many of which are new settings of popular hymns.

Bruckner Motets

Bruckner wrote much music for the Roman Catholic Liturgy which is regarded as some of the finest such music of the last two centuries. He had a profound belief in the doctrines of the church and a confidence in his musical abilities which was not reflected in his personal life in which he was insecure and indecisive. The motets were produced throughtout his compositional career and show a combination of renaissance polyphonic technique with his own urgent chromaticism. The samples included in this concert derive from the latter part of his career (1861-1885) whilst a student of the famous Vienna music theorist, Simon Sechter, and latterly as a teacher of music theory at the Vienna Conservatory.

Chaconne Brass

Chaconne Brass was formed in 1984 and has established a reputation as one of Britain’s most versatile ensembles.
Event date:
Saturday, 1 April 2017 – 7:30pm
Ticket Prices:
Adults £14*; Concessions £12*; Under 17 £5; Under 5 Free (*£1 off for advance sales)

St Joseph’s College
Upper Redlands Road
RG1 5JT Reading
United Kingdom

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Carmina Burana Hampshire Music Service

The Chairman’s Concert
Hampshire County Youth Band
Hampshire County Youth Choir
Hampshire County Youth Orchestra
Massed choir comprised of members from:
Basingstoke Choral Society
Hampshire County Youth and Junior Choirs
Hampshire Music Service staff and friends
Hook Community Choir
Mountbatten Community Choir
North East Hants Young Singers
Romsey Youth Choir
Pupils from The Pilgrims’ School, Winchester
Wyvern Community Choir
The Anvil
Sunday 19 March 2017

Jonathan Willcocks
Gareth Brynmor John

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Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas – HK Phil

Hong Kong Philharmonic

Swire Classic Insights
Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas
4-3-2017 (Sat) 8pm
Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

Dido and Aeneas

Henry Purcell’s masterpiece Dido and Aeneas is perhaps the perfect opera. Queen Dido and Prince Aeneas are in love, but forces of discord interfere to destroy their future together. Starring Caitlin Hulcup and Gareth Brynmor John, together with a cast of Hong Kong singers, conductor Benjamin Bayl and the HK Phil Chorus.

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Odense Symfoniorkester – Messiah

Dirigent: Nicholas Cleobury
Solister: Anna Devin, sopran
Rachel Kelly, alt
Thomas Elwin, tenor
Gareth John, bas
Filharmonisk Kor
Odense Symfoniorkester

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Christmas Concert – Thomas’s Choral Society

Tuesday 13th December 2016
Christmas Concert
Holy Trinity Sloane Square

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Magnificats of JS Bach, CPE Bach, Cantata 140 JS Bach



10 December 2016, 7.30pm

JSB Bach – Magnificat; Cantata 140

CPE Bach – Magnificat

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Christ Church Kensington – Messiah

7.00pm start

more details tbc

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Christmas Concert – Teddington Choral Society

Christmas Concert

Saturday 3rd December 2016 7.30pm Kingston Parish Church (All Saints)

With Guest Choirs:  St Pauls Junior School Kingston Hill & Kingston University Chamber Choir

Christmas Music : Finzi, Rutter, Cornelius, Chilcott, Pärt, Holst

Audience Carols

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Witnesses to War – Cherwell Singers

Witnesses to War
19 November, 2016 – 20:00
St Margaret’s Church, St Margaret’s Road, Oxford
Witnesses to War
Witnesses to War

Music by those who fought, fell and lived through the Great War.

Choral works and solo songs by Moeran, Butterworth, Gurney, Dyson, Sumsion, Parry and Vaughan Williams.

Baritone – Gareth John
Organ and piano – Benjamin Bloor

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