Posts Tagged ‘Choir’

Bach Mass in B Minor at St John’s Smith Square to support BAPAM

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

J.S. Bach Mass in B minor

London Handel Orchestra
Pegasus Choir

St John’s Smith Square, London
Monday, 13 June
7:30pm

BAPAM invites you to a special performance of J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor at St John’s Smith Square in London on Monday 13 June at 7:30pm. Discounted ticket prices are available to supporters of BAPAM, and income from these tickets will support our work.

Bach composed his Mass in B minor over a period of a quarter of a century, and it was not performed complete in his lifetime. Even today, the Mass remains one of the supreme challenges for choirs, soloists and orchestras—a many-faceted work that is grand, lyrical, intimate and ultimately transcendent.

We are excited to be associated with the performance on 13 June, which will be given by the London Handel Orchestra and Pegasus Choir, with a stellar roster of internationally acclaimed soloists— Julia Doyle (soprano), Renata Pokupic  (mezzo-soprano), Charles Daniels  (tenor) and Stephan Loges (bass), directed by Adrian Butterfield. The London Handel Orchestra’s performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion at St John’s Smith Square in 2015, directed by Adrian Butterfield, was described by one reviewer as the most perfectly performed musical experience in many years (musicOMH). For the Mass in B Minor, Pegasus, one of London’s leading chamber choirs, join the same orchestra and director, with whom they are frequent collaborators.

The choir performed a benefit concert for BAPAM in 2014, and we are delighted that they have offered us the chance to be associated with the performance on 13 June.

Tickets for the concert are priced at £30, £24, £18 and £14, but a discount of 20% is available on all tickets purchased using the discount code ‘BAPAM‘. Proceeds from ticket sales booked using this code will go directly to BAPAM to support our work.

To book and receive the BAPAM discount, click here. In the Ticket Information box, click Book Now, select your seats, and once you have added seats to your basket enter the promotion code ‘BAPAM‘. The discount will then be applied to your order.

We hope you will join us for an evening of glorious music!

Carols for Choir and Audience – London Concert Choir

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Thanks to London Concert Choir who will be collecting donations for BAPAM at their Christmas Carol Concert on Friday 18 December. We’re delighted and really looking forward to the concert! A number of tickets are now available directly from BAPAM, part of the value of which will directly support our work.

Tickets are available now from BAPAM

£20 (under-16s £10)
Includes a programme and an interval drink

Please call 020 7404 5888 or email enquiries@bapam.org.uk  

Buying tickets for the concert directly from us is a great way to help BAPAM and UK performing arts. We are hugely grateful for your support in enabling us to continue to offer our committed service to those many performing artists who come to us for help.

Friday 18 December 2015, 7.30pm
St. Sepulchre’s Church, Holborn Viaduct, EC1
(nearest tube St Paul’s)

London Concert Choir is one of London’s leading amateur choirs. A lively and friendly choir of around 150 members, LCC puts on a wide variety of classical music concerts, from unaccompanied church music to large-scale choral works, as well as giving concert performances of operas and songs from the shows. With its Music Director Mark Forkgen the choir regularly appears at all the major London concert venues as well as visiting European destinations, including France, Germany, the Netherlands and Ireland. In July 2014 the choir visited Italy to give a repeat performance of Haydn’s oratorio The Seasons with Southbank Sinfonia in the Basilica of St Francis at Assisi and a concert of unaccompanied English choral music in Orvieto Cathedral.

Conductor: Mark Forkgen

Organist: James Longford 

 

 

 

Thank you! Pegasus Choir concert for BAPAM is a great success

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Thank you to Pegasus Chamber Choir and David Goudge, Sheila Reid, Zeb Soanes, Dr Frances Williams and the Guy’s Chapel and of course everyone who joined us at our Fundraising Concert on November 15th.

We raised over £2000 which will be of tremendous help in our work supporting good health throughout the performing arts. We will donate some of the proceeds towards the upkeep of the Chapel which is a wonderful venue used daily by hospital staff and patients.

Pegasus performed an outstanding programme beautifully. For the Fallen commemorated the centenary of the commencement of the First World War, featuring choral works by Holst, Reger, Ravel, Gurney, and Rachmaninov alongside poems by Sassoon and Owen.

You can find out more about Pegasus’ forthcoming concerts at pegasusmusic.org.uk, and the choir have recently released their first CD: Twelve Nights: A celebration of Christmas.

Pegasus Choir in the beautiful Guy’s Chapel

Sheila Reid, actress and Patron of BAPAM, reads poems by Vera Brittain and Anna Keown 

Reader, David Goudge

Broadcaster, Zeb Soanes. Patron of BAPAM, with Pegasus Choir, speaking in support of BAPAM and of his experience of successfully overcoming a voice problem with our help

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Acclaimed Pegasus Choir give Concert for BAPAM

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, London’s prize-winning Pegasus Choir presents For the Fallen, an evening of music and poetry written during the first world war and in response to it.

Please join us for our fundraising concert which we’re delighted to be hosting in the beautiful and historic 18th Century Guy’s Chapel. There is a history of caring and medical endeavour in this corner of London, since the monks at what is now Southwark Cathedral began to care for the sick in the 12th Century.  Their hospice later became St Thomas’ Hospital (and Guy’s developed from there in the early eighteenth century). A superb setting for us to come together to support BAPAM and help performing arts professionals and students affected by physical and psychological health issues.

For the Fallen

Saturday, 15 November 2014, 7.30pm

The Guy’s Chapel, King’s College, London

All tickets are £15.

Book online here: https://bapamconcert.eventbrite.co.uk 

The programme includes choral works by Holst, Reger, Ravel, Gurney, and Rachmaninov alongside poems by Sassoon and Owen.

Directed by Matthew Altham, the Pegasus Choir will perform works by composers who experienced the war at first hand, such as Ivor Gurney, who was forever changed by what he witnessed, and Maurice Ravel, who wrote his only choral music while waiting to go to the front to serve as a driver. The programme includes movements from Sergei Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil, composed for fundraising concerts for Russian soldiers, and the rarely performed Short Requiem written by Walford Davies in 1915 to commemorate the fallen. The evening will also feature readings of poems and letters by writers who served in the trenches.

This year, Pegasus has performed For the Fallen to packed audiences in London and Winchelsea. Audience members wrote that the concert was “wonderfully programmed, very thoughtful and thought-provoking”, “very moving” and “an absolute joy”.

Pegasus is one of London’s most versatile and accomplished chamber choirs. In 2013 it was awarded the Chamber Choir prize at the Florilège Vocal de Tours International Choral Competition in France. Pegasus sings regularly with leading conductors and ensembles such as Laurence Cummings and the London Handel Orchestra, and has also performed with ballet dancer Carlos Acosta at the London Coliseum and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. The choir has been featured on BBC television and radio, Channel 4 and Classic FM.

Ticket sales support the work of BAPAM – a unique not-for-profit healthcare organisation supporting performing arts professionals and students affected by physical and psychological health issues. A proportion of the proceeds will also be donated towards the upkeep of the Chapel.

 

BVA Roadshow at the Gathering Voices Festival of Song in Bristol

Monday, September 30th, 2013

The British Voice Association hit the road for a workshop on voice health, spoken voice and singing technique at the Festival Of Song, where over 90 choirs drawn from all over the west will perform.

The speakers are Mike Thomas, Consultant ENT at the Cheltenham General Hospital Voice Clinic, Alison Sutton, Singing Rehabilitation Coach at the same clinic, Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and Frith Trezevant, Singing Teacher with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.

The workshop is on Saturday 12 October at Soundworks in Southville, Bristol, and runs from 10 – 4. Cost is £25 for the day. Lunch is not provided. Find out more here: http://www.festivalofsong.org.uk/workshops/