Londinium, directed by Andrew Griffiths, is one of London's most versatile chamber choirs, having a reputation for diverse, imaginative and eclectic programming across the centuries with an emphasis on unjustly neglected or rarely-performed works. The choir's critically acclaimed debut album of 20th-century British choral music, 'The Gluepot Connection', was released in March by SOMM Recordings.
Nowell Sing We
Friday 7th December at 7.30pm
St John's Waterloo
At the heart of the festive programme for our next concert is Thomas Tallis' Missa Puer natus est nobis, a sumptuous Christmas Mass probably composed for the joint choirs of the English and Spanish Chapels Royal, and first performed for Queen Mary and King Philip II of Spain at Christmas 1554. Interspersed between its movements are fine recent carols by Francis Pott, Jonathan Dove, Peter Maxwell Davies, Cecilia McDowall, Gabriel Jackson and Adrian Peacock, alongside classic festive works by Peter Warlock and Herbert Howells. This vibrant and diverse selection of music is capped by John Rutter's superb Hymn to the Creator of Light, a musical tribute to Howells. Mince pies and wine will be served!
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