Selwyn College, Cambridge sings Rachmaninoff's Vespers (All-Night Vigil) & James Weeks' Orlando Tenebrae
Selwyn College choir and Sarah MacDonald, perform Rachmaninoff’s achingly beautiful Vespers & James Weeks’ stunning Orlando Tenebrae. The Vespers (or All-Night Vigil) has been described as Rachmaninoff’s ‘finest achievement’.
Wed 9th July 7.30pm – St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield
Fri 11th July 7.00pm – St Augustine, Brookland
Concert hall favourites by John Adams, Samuel Barber & Ralph Vaughan Williams are joined by two works by Judith Bingham, both commissioned by JAM: a new oboe concerto, commissioned for these performances and The Hythe, premiered in 2012.
Fri 11th July 7.30pm – St Andrews, Holborn
Sat 12th July 7.00pm – All Saints, Lydd
Mousai Singers sings Handel Coronation Anthems, McCabe Songs of the Garden & Swayne The Yonghy Bonghy Bo
Handel’s Coronation Anthems, including the iconic Zadok the Priest, surround two wonderful JAM commissions: John McCabe’s Songs of the Garden (2004) and Giles Swayne’s The Yonghy Bonghy Bo, commissioned for these performances.
Wed 16th July 7.30pm – St Brides, Fleet Street
Sat 19th July 7.30pm – St Leonards, Hythe
Working with children is a vital part of JAM. In this fun concert, children from Romney Marsh primary schools will perform songs that they have learned as part of the JAM / Ex Cathedra Singing Playgrounds project.
Mon 14th July 2.00pm – The Marsh Academy, New Romney
This concert tells the tale of Mary Anning – 19th century fossil hunter – & Mary Shelley – author of Frankenstein. Students from the Marsh Academy will provide backdrops for these two pieces and ghostly tales of their own!
Wed 16th 6.00pm – The Marsh Academy, New Romney
Four singers who have graced the stages of Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Glyndebourne on Tour and many more will perform music based on the film Quartet, including Verdi’s famous Quartet from Rigoletto.
Fri 18th July 7.00pm (drinks) 8.00pm (dinner) – Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel, Hythe