Coro’s Christmas Concert is always a popular one, with festive music for all the family, sing-a-long carols and Christmas readings from a very special guest. This year we are delighted to announce Richard Stilgoe will be joining us! Don’t forget to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Coro presents a short concert of sumptuous choral music, perfect for a summer’s evening. Music will include “The Sweetheart of the Sun” by Eric Barnum, “Brigg Fair” by Percy Grainger plus more folk song and spiritual arrangements from the British Isles and USA.
One of our tenors, Dani Dumadi, comes from Indonesia where he sang with the Batavia Madrigal Singers. This choir will be performing in London after returning from Tours where they are taking part in Florilège Vocal de Tours. We are delighted to be singing with them at this concert at Grosvenor Chapel. Admission is free of charge, simply register for your ticket by clicking this link.
A special concert in memory of our dear friend, Clare Latham. Clare and her husband Mark were founder members of Coro, and sang with the choir for ten years before moving to York, where they both joined the Chapter House Choir who will be joining us for this concert. The concert features the world premiere of a commission by Gabriel Jackson alongside his joyously uplifting Requiem and Parry’s Songs of Farewell.
All profits from the concert go to Macmillan Cancer Relief and St Leonard’s Hospice, York.
A special evening of two key choral works performed by the popular London-based chamber choir, Coro and their conductor, Mark Griffiths.
Best known for Jerusalem, C. Hubert Parry composed his six beautiful Songs of Farewell towards the end of his life. His dedication to vivid word-painting and sumptuous harmonies make it one of the most touching of choral masterpieces.
Gabriel Jackson’s Requiem was only composed in 2008 and has already been widely well received. ‘Radiantly optimistic’ is how the composer himself describes the work, reflecting a belief that death is ‘the gateway to a better world’.