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'A Westminster Christmas'

Date: 
05 Dec 2018
Location: 
St. John's, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA

Simon Over - Conductor
Nicholas O’Neill - Organ and piano
The Parliament Choir

The Parliament Choir celebrates RAF 100

Date: 
25 Apr 2018
Location: 
St. Clement Danes, Strand, London WC2R 1DH

An evening of music at St. Clement Danes, the Central Church of the Royal Air Force, performed by the Parliament Choir together with members of the Choir of St. Clement Danes, accompanied by Nicholas O’Neill (organ and piano). The repertoire will range from 'God be in my Head' (Walford Davies, the first composer of the RAF), a commission by Paul Leddington Wright to mark RAF 100, to Walton’s 'Spitfire Prelude' and ‘Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines’.

Anthony Ritchie - 'Gallipoli to the Somme' (London première)

Date: 
13 Jun 2018
Location: 
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX
  • Anthony Ritchie - 'Gallipoli to the Somme'(London première)
  • Vaughan Williams - 'The Lark Ascending'
  • Jessie Montgomery - 'Banner'
  • Vaughan Williams - 'Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis'

Anthony Ritchie - 'Gallipoli to the Somme' (European Première)

Date: 
02 Jun 2018
Location: 
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ
  • Anthony Ritchie - 'Gallipoli to the Somme'(European première)
  • Vaughan Williams - 'The Lark Ascending'
  • Augusta Holmès - 'La Nuit et L’Amour'
  • Ravel - 'Le tombeau de Couperin'

'A Westminster Christmas'

Date: 
06 Dec 2017
Location: 
St. John's Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA

A programme of choral works, festive readings and audience carols, with the Band of HM Royal Marines, Scotland, Louise Goodwin, Percussion, and Nicholas O'Neill, Organ.

Tickets available at £25, £17 and £10 from St. John's Smith Square Box Office: www.sjss.org.uk

Carl Orff's 'Carmina Burana'

Date: 
22 Nov 2017
Location: 
Cadogan Hall, 5, Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ

The Parliament Choir will perform 'Carmina Burana' in an arrangement for two pianos and percussion, with the soloists Cecilia Osmond (Soprano), Anthony Gregory (Tenor) and Dawid Kimberg (Baritone).

More information is available on the flyer below. Tickets (£30, £25 and £17) may be purchased directly from the Cadogan Hall Box Office: www.cadoganhall.com or 020 7730 4500.

Walton 'Belshazzar's Feast'

Date: 
17 May 2017
Location: 
Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

The Parliament Choir, the Bar Choral Society and St. Michael's Singers from Coventry Cathedral join forces with the Southbank Sinfonia to perform Walton's 'Belshazzar's Feast', following Benjamin Grosvenor's performance of Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'.

'A Westminster Christmas'

Date: 
07 Dec 2016
Location: 
St. John's, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA

Join the Parliament Choir, accompanied by the Royal Air Force Salon Orchestra, for a programme of choral works, festive readings and audience carols. The programme will include the première of 'This Light of Reason', a new commission in memory of Jo Cox, MP.
View or download the flyer for the concert below.
Tickets are priced at £25, £17 and £10 and may be purchased from the venue.

'A Concert for all Seasons'

Date: 
08 Nov 2016
Location: 
Cadogan Hall, London SW1

The Parliament Choir will perform Durante's 'Magnificat', 'The Human Seasons', a new work by Nicholas O'Neill, and Vivaldi's 'Gloria'. These works will be interspersed with Southbank Sinfonia's performance of Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons'.

Poulenc 'Gloria', Gounod 'St. Cecilia Mass', Vaughan Williams 'Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus', & O'Neill 'Tu Es Petrus' (première)

Date: 
03 May 2016
Location: 
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

The Parliament Choir's concert juxtaposes music from England and France in a programme to enthral and inspire. Poulenc's exuberant yet profound setting of the 'Gloria' will be performed alongside extracts from Gounod's first major work, his 'Messe Solenelle', for the patron saint of music, St. Cecilia. The English side of the Channel is represented by the 'Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus' by Ralph Vaughan Williams, based on native folk tunes and Herbert Howells' coronation anthem 'Behold, O God Our Defender'.

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