Music for a While
Saturday July 10th, 2021, 6.30 pm
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer Exmouth Market
London EC1R 4QE
Audience & performers socially distanced
A short concert of British choral music by Byrd, Purcell, Elgar & Treseder
This July, two London choral groups collaborate in a short programme of works by British composers. Newly formed professional ensemble Antioch will perform with established chamber choir CML in an early evening concert in London.
Music for a While features William Byrd’s sublime Mass for Four Voices, alongside two popular pieces from CML’s successful 2020 video, filmed at Temple Church – Purcell’s Music for a While and Elgar’s The Shower – as well as a new setting of The Lamb by contemporary Welsh composer Gareth Treseder, which receives its premiere.
The concert will be conducted by Antioch’s founder and CML’s musical director, Greg Morris, and will take place in the Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, situated in London’s lively Exmouth Market.
Tickets £12.00 / £10.00 available on the door, by using the form below or by phoning 07812 599340
A Hum About Mine Ears
October 9, 2021
Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair
CML makes a first visit to the elegant Grosvenor Chapel in Mayfair for a collaboration with Spanish singer Clara Sanabras and her band, in a performance of her enthralling interpretation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, A Hum About Mine Ears.
The varied programme, celebrating female composers’ contributions to the choral repertoire, will also include works by Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann and others.
More details soon.
December 7, 2021
St John Smith Square
After an absence of 18 years, CML returns to St John’s Smith Square for a performance of Mozart’s famous Requiem.
The work has been a staple of the choral repertoire since its first publication in July 1800. Yet, when Mozart died on 5 December 1791, much of the work was left unfinished. Constanze, the composer’s wife, desperately needed the remainder of the commission fee, so she decided to have the work completed by another composer, and pass it off as entirely by Mozart. The version widely performed and recorded today is the work of Franz Xaver Süßmayr, who assisted Mozart in the final months of his life.
CML is joined by an orchestra of professional instrumentalists and a star lineup of distinguished soloists for what promises to be a poignant tribute to Mozart’s genius, 230 years after the composer’s death.
2022 season announced
CML’s anniversary year promises to be a busy one, with four new concerts and a reprise of this December’s Mozart Requiem at Temple Church.
March sees the choir visit the Church of The Enunciation in Warwick Street, central London, for a performance of Rachmaninov’s magnificent Vespers. CML returns to Temple Church in May for a Vaughan-Williams concert commemorating 150 years since the composer’s birth. In July, CML performs a varied a cappella programme celebrating summer, at The Crypt on the Green in buzzing Clerkenwell, and the 50th anniversary concert Songs for St Cecilia will take place at St James’s, Piccadilly.
Stay tuned for more details!