Thames Chamber Choir presents a festive selection of traditional Advent and Christmas carols, accompanied by harp. With music from as far afield as Denmark and Estonia, as well as from Germany and Britain, this programme is united by the sense of musical and textual traditions on which each piece uniquely draws. Sources such as chorales, plainsong, carols, and folk tunes, spanning seven centuries from the thirteenth to the nineteenth, variously inform and inspire this range of seasonal choral music.
THAMES CHAMBER CHOIR
Led by Andrew Campling and Christian Spielmann
A CEREMONY OF CAROLS
A festive of selection of traditional Advent and Christmas carols
Including: A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten; and Ave Maris Stella by Andrew Campling
Plus music by: Böhne; Cornelius; Nielsen; Pearsall; Sandström; Schützler; Tormis; and Willcocks
Followed by mulled wine and mince pies
ST DUNSTAN’S AND ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH, STEPNEY HIGH STREET, E1 0NR
Saturday 5th December 2015, 7pm
Admission FREE, with a retiring collection in aid of St Dunstan’s and All Saints’ Church
We look forward to seeing you there!
Our next concert, 24th October at Conway Hall, is an exciting collaboration between artist Alfred Huckett and composer Andrew Campling – both of whom are already an integral part of TCC as 2nd bass and conductor!
Parallel Journeys is a concert which combines a new exhibition of artworks from Alfred Huckett created between 2010-2015, all based on music. His recent work is a series completed this year derived from two pieces of plainsong, Ave maris stella and Stabat mater. These two anthems were chosen as motifs both by Alfred Huckett and Andrew Campling as a joint project in which to form paintings and music. Andrew Campling’s new work ‘Ave Maris Stella’ is based on the extraordinary life-journey of Mary, the mother of Jesus. The music incorporates two plainsong themes: ‘Ave maris stella’ (Hail, thou star of the sea’) and ‘Stabat mater dolorosa’, (the mother stands weeping). The work is for soprano solo, chorus and strings.
NEW PAINTINGS by Alfred Huckett | NEW MUSIC by Andrew Campling
CONCERT Sat 24 October 2015 7.30pm
ANDREW CAMPLING – AVE MARIS STELLA (First performance)
MONTEVERDI – MOTETS FROM THE 8TH OCTAVO
HANDEL – ODE FOR BIRTHDAY OF QUEEN ANE
Conducted by Andrew Campling and Christian Spielmann, with Thames Chamber Choir and Marcel Sinfonia. Concert proceeds to Coram Foundation for Children
EXHIBITION RUNS FROM Sat 3 Oct – Fri 30 Oct. PLEASE RING 0207 061 6741 or 0207 405 1818 to check access
PREVIEW OF PAINTINGS Wed 7 Oct 2014 6pm
TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE AND ON THE DOOR: http://tcc-parallel-journeys.eventbrite.com
Tickets are on sale for our upcoming concert on 4th July at 7.30 at St. Marks Church, London NW1 7TN. Tickets available online in advance from http://lux-tcc.eventbrite.co.uk or on the door.
Thanks to all those who made it to our concerts in St. Leonards and Ramsgate! We had a wonderful time and hope all our audience members enjoyed listening as much as we enjoyed singing.
We are now planning our upcoming concerts, and we are looking forward to once again joining forces with the Marcel Sinfonia and performing a concert at St Paul’s, Covent Garden, London, on 16th May 2015 at 7.30pm in aid of Rescue4children (registered charity 07789662). Rescue4children provides humanitarian aid for families displaced by conflict in countries such as Syria, Iraq and Kurdistan. Educational work includes music therapy and art therapy, helping individuals recover from acute emotional trauma.
The programme is a mix of orchestral and choral music, conducted by Andrew Campling and Christian Spielmann, and will include:
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – G.F. Handel
Concerto in D minor for Two Violins – J.S. Bach
Concerto for Flute – Andrew Campling
Adagio – Samuel Barber
and choral music by Pergolesi, Lauridsen and Hawley
Tickets are available from http://tcc-marcel-concerto2015.eventbrite.co.uk/ and on the door – and if you are attending why not also let us know on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/events/839619392778042/
In the meantime add to your diaries 4th July for our Summer concert, which will be held in St. Mark’s, Regents Park. Watch this space for more information coming soon!
TCC is looking forward to our upcoming ‘away’ concerts!
We are performing our annual concert in St. Leonards on Sea at: St John the Evangelist, Brittany Road, St Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex TN38 0RD on Saturday 28 February at 7.30pm. Tickets available from the church in advance and on the door: http://www.stjohnsbythesea.org.uk/event/thames-chamber-choir-2/
Programme to include movements from Byrd’s 4 part mass, Allegri Misere, Palestrina Stabat Mater, Hawley – 2 motets Lauridsen – 6 Fire Songs on Italian Renaissance Poems (1, 3 and 5), Tavener – As one who has slept, Arvo Part – Bogoroditse Djevo, Urmas Sisask – Benedictio and Chesnokov – Tebe Poem.
A few weeks later we’ll be performing in Ramsgate: Saint Augustine’s Abbey Saint Augustine’s Road CT11 9PA on Saturday 21st March at 7.30pm. Tickets available from both the church and online in advance: http://www.tcc-ramsgate.eventbrite.co.uk
Programme to include the full 4 part mass by Byrd’s 4 part mass, Hawley – 2 motets Lauridsen – 6 Fire Songs on Italian Renaissance Poems (1, 3 and 5), Tavener – As one who has slept, Arvo Part – Bogoroditse Djevo, Urmas Sisask – Benedictio and Chesnokov – Tebe Poem.