We start our new season under our new conductor Stephen Brown at our usual venue, St Mark’s Church, Westmoreland Road, Bromley BR2 0TB with a concert featuring a performance of Mozart’s ever-popular Requiem with professional soloists and instrumental accompaniment, and including three pieces by Timothy Hamilton which will be new to many people and well worth getting to know, together with Vaughan Williams’ delightful Serenade to Music and a Mozart Divertimento performed by the players.
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Accompanied by James Orford, piano, and members of the Rosenau Sinfonia
Timothy Hamilton: Three sacred pieces
*These works were performed in the presence of the composer, who has placed a video recording of The Evening Hymn (Te lucis ante omnium) on YouTube.
Mozart: Divertimento in D K251
Played by members of the Rosenau Sinfonia
The Allegri Singers are dedicating this performance to the memory of Michael Sherwin. See below.
Soloists: Zita Syme (soprano), Kate Warshaw (mezzo), Greg Tassell (tenor), James Oldfield (bass-baritone)
Accompanied by James Orford, organ, and the Rosenau Sinfonia
Saturday 19th November 2016 at 7.45pm
St Mark's Church, Westmoreland Road, Bromley, BR2 0TB (location map)
Tickets on the door £12.00 (concessions £10.00)
Further information: Ian Jones 020 8776 0751
(Details of our previous concert, July 2016)
It is with the greatest sadness that the Allegri Singers have received the news that Michael Sherwin, long-time bass singer in the choir and serving us for the past seven years as our Treasurer, has passed away following a long struggle with throat cancer, a particularly cruel form of cancer for a singer. Michael was a fine musician, highly knowledgeable of a vast range of music, a true stalwart of the bass department, but also able to take the baton for rehearsals in the event of emergencies such as last-minute travel problems for our regular conductor, and it would be hard to find a more alert and sensitive conductor, always able to give an encouraging nod in the right direction at the right moment. He was also well-known in the Bromley area for organising high-quality choral performances at St Mary's Church, College Road, where again his talents at getting the best out of his choir were always apparent. A kind, patient but firm leader, Michael was one of the loveliest people you could meet. He will be sorely missed. Our deepest condolences go to his wife Sarah and his children.
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