The Farthest Shore
The BBC Singers, the combined choirs of Cumnor House School, St. Davids Cathedral and the junior choristers of St. Leonard’s Church, Hythe, Onyx Brass and Daniel Cook, under Nicholas Cleobury, perform two of the twentieth century’s masterpieces by Britten & MacMillan, along with the first performances of a significant piece by chart-topping Paul Mealor, commissioned by JAM, St Davids Cathedral and the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union.
The Farthest Shore is a 40 minute work scored for: choir, children’s choir, soprano & bass soloists, brass quintet and organ. It tells an extraordinary Celtic tale inspired by folklore, from the mystic isle of Anglesey, spiritual home to the last of the Druids and the Avalon of Arthurian legend.
|7.30pm 2nd Jul||The Farthest Shore - St Brides, Fleet Street Side Aisle £10 - City of London Festival||Info/Tickets|
|7.30pm 2nd Jul||The Farthest Shore - St Brides, Fleet Street Centre £15 - City of London Festival||Sold out!|
|7.30pm 6th Jul||The Farthest Shore - St Leonards, Hythe||Info/Tickets|
Mousai Singers are a group of twelve young singers directed by Daniel Cook. Originally formed as an octet in April 2011, the group has already given several outstanding performances throughout UK, namely in the cathedrals of Salisbury, St Davids and Winchester, as well as in Hartlepool and Guildford.
To celebrate the launch of their debut CD, Mousai Singers match Fauré’s ever-popular Requiem with works from their recording, by some of the best twentieth and twenty first century composers of choral music.
Daniel Cook took up the position of Organist and Master of the Choristers at St Davids Cathedral and Artistic Director of the St Davids Cathedral Festival in November 2011. Prior to this he spent six years as Assistant Director of Music at Salisbury Cathedral. In September he will take up the post of Sub-Organist at Westminster Abbey.
|7.30pm 11th Jul||Fauré Requiem - Mousai Singers & Daniel Cook - St Bride’s, Fleet Street||Info/Tickets|
|7.30pm 12th Jul||Fauré Requiem - Mousai Singers & Daniel Cook - All Saints, Lydd||Info/Tickets|
A Sporting Chance
Onyx Brass will work with primary schools from the Romney Marsh, Hythe & Folkestone to perform Bob Chilcott’s fantastic and entertaining A Sporting Chance. Weight lifting tubas will be chased by sprinting trumpets, and an ice-skating trombone will slither its way through this fantastic work for children and brass.
During this amazing concert for all ages, Onyx will also play works by Bach, Ives and Handel… along with some rather curious additions!
|2.00pm 3rd Jul||A Sporting Chance with Onyx Brass - Hythe Bay Primary School||Info/Tickets|
|2.00pm 19th Jul||A Sporting Chance with Onyx Brass - Holy Trinity Church, Folkestone||Info/Tickets|
Music for Strings, Oboe and Tenor
It is a rare treat to hear oboist Michal Rogalski play in the UK, as he has been based in Minneapolis for several years, before moving to London last year.
He is joined by the stunning Heron Quartet, students from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and tenor Adam Sullivan for this diverse programme. The beautiful setting of St Mary in the Marsh will make this a fabulous and intimate evening of music making not to be missed.
|7.30pm 13th Jul||Music for Strings, Oboe and Tenor - St Mary the Virgin, St Mary in the Marsh||Info/Tickets|
From Gabrieli to Gershwin in St Mary's Church, Rye
Onyx Brass is “… easily the classiest brass ensemble in Britain…” according to BBC Music Magazine. JAM and the group have worked together since 2000, and they dazzle audiences every where they play!
In this programme, the group serves up a hugely varied selection of music from Gabrieli, Bach and Handel to three living composers and the wonderful jazz of Gershwin. This concert will fizz and buzz, and you might even find your toes tapping!!
|7.30pm 5th Jul||Onyx Brass: From Gabrieli to Gershwin in St Mary’s Church, Rye||Info/Tickets|
The Far Theatricals Of Day with Onyx Brass
The Exon Singers bring their annual festival in Tavistock Parish Church to a close with this JAM collaboration. Two pieces commissioned by JAM will be performed: Jonathan Dove’s The Far Theatricals of Day and Tarik O’Regan’s The Night’s Untruth. Regular JAM performers, Onyx Brass will take part.
Tickets are available on the door or via: the Bookstop, 3 Market Street, Tavistock 01822 617244 (Monday-Saturday 0900-1730)