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Viennese masterpieces at St James’s, Piccadilly

Viennese masterpieces at St James’s, Piccadilly

Collegium Musicum of London’s burgeoning reputation was enhanced at St James’s in Piccadilly on Saturday December 3rd as the choir, alongside an impressive ensemble of soloists and period instrumentalists, were applauded to the rafters by a large and appreciative audience.

Highlights of the evening included soprano soloist Augusta Hebbert‘s fine singing in Haydn’s Salve Regina, the band’s polished Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and the choir’s accomplished and spirited contribution to the Nelson Mass.

CML Musical Director Greg Morris conducted proceedings with his usual brilliance and flair, and the large audience went home happy to have been part of an evening dedicated to two of classical Vienna’s most celebrated sons.

‘Wonderful evening of uplifting music. Fine soloists, rousing choruses and a brilliant chamber orchestra. All in a splendid setting. A great taster for the Christmas music season. Bravos all round.’

‘Excellently conducted by Greg Morris.’

‘This was an outstanding concert with wonderful soloists choir and orchestra. The church was nearly full and it was a most enjoyable and unforgettable evening.’

‘Wonderful choir, sublime soloists, tremendous music, great acoustic – altogether an unbeatable evening!’

– audience reactions

CML summer concert triumph in West End

CML summer concert triumph in West End

CML’s concert of 20th-century and contemporary music received a rapturous reception from the audience at St James’s in Piccadilly on Saturday, June 18th. The programme opened with a sensitive rendition of Britten’s Hymn to St Cecilia, and was followed by five short pieces by Jonathan Dove and Sally Beamish, performed by the excellent St Catharine’s College Cambridge… Continue Reading

CML revisits Brahms Requiem

CML revisits Brahms Requiem

On December 5 2015, CML performed a new interpretation of Brahms’s much-loved Ein Deutsches Requiem at St James’s, Piccadilly. With orchestral parts re-arranged by Iain Farrington for seven instruments, the concert presented a sensitive re-working of the Requiem but with choral and solo parts left untouched. Soloists Augusta Hebbert and Andrew Rupp joined the choir and an… Continue Reading

CML’s autumn LUMINOSO

CML’s autumn LUMINOSO

Collegium Musicum of London’s September concert was a partial reprise of last April’s LUMINOSO programme. The event, in aid of Paul’s Cancer Charity, took place at Trinity United Reformed Church in Wimbledon, and raised over £3,000 for the charity.   Continue Reading

A pleasing Magnificat

A pleasing Magnificat

Our concert on 23 May, featuring Bach’s Magnificat and Handel’s Zadok The Priest was a rip-roaring success. An audience of nearly 200 packed into St Sepulchre’s Church in the City of London – and as you can see from the faces of our singers afterwards, we were pretty pleased with ourselves! Continue Reading