Come and Hear Us

Chants and Psalms

Saturday 11 November 2017, 7.30pm

St John’s Church, 5 St Johns Rd, Southdown, AL5 1DJ

From the most simple melodies and the oldest words comes this evening of strikingly “modern” music. Gregorian melodies and chant texts are the starting point for our colourful journey through musical traditions from Europe and America.

Schutz – Jauchzet Dem Herren
Durufle – Requiem
Bernstein – Chichester Psalms
Panufnik – Love Endureth

 

FestiveLea!

Saturday 23 December 2017, 7.30pm

Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Rd, Harpenden AL5 1PD

Our traditional charity Christmas concert. Mulled wine, mince pies, audience participation and lots of Christmas favourites.

Conflict

Saturday 10 March 2018, 7.30pm

St Lawrence Church, Bovingdon

Faure – Cantique de Jean Racine
Palestrina – Missa Sine Nomine
Martin – Mass
Short – The Dying Solider

Written centuries apart, Palestrina’s and Martin’s masses both speak of conflict in their own way. Palestrina apparently wrote his mass for the Council of Trent, and a plea for the continued use of polyphony in the liturgy. Martin famously wrote his ethereal Mass for Double Choir in a fervour of religious conflict, never intending it to be performed. Short’s The Dying Solider provides a direct reference to the centenary of the end of World War 1.

St Albans Abbey

Weekend of 26 & 27 May 2018

Weekend of services

Birds and Bees

Saturday 16 June 2018

A light-hearted programme with an animal theme.

Elgar – Owls
Stamford – The Bluebird
Gibbons – The Silver Swan
etc …

Greenwich

Sunday 1 July 2018

Services at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel