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 2018 by SOMM Recordings.
TIME & TIDE
Saturday 24th August at 7.30pm Christchurch, St Leonards-on-Sea
Sunday 25th August at 7.30pm St Augustine’s, Bexhill-on-Sea
Free entry; retiring collection
For its first visit to the South Coast, Londinium plots an inventive voyage through music related to the rhythms of the sea and the passage of time. We encounter myths and legends, songs and shanties, ticking clocks and timeless landscapes, and our twin themes converge in words from The Tempest, as set in Vaughan Williams' stunning Shakespeare Songs. Our repertoire ranges from sixteenth-century Italy to the present day, and includes music by Campion, Gabrieli, Purcell, Brahms, Stanford, Grieg, Ireland and Holst, as well as the glorious Mass in Eb for double choir by Josef Rheinberger, whose irresistible melodies provide respite from the ravages of time and tide.