It’s with great pleasure I announce Epiphoni’s 2016-17 season, starting this Sunday with a preview of our Out of the Ashes programme commemorating 350 years since the Great Fire of London. The season continues with the release of a debut CD recording on the Delphian label, our debut at the Barbican Hall (singing Mahler 2 with Kensington Symphony Orchestra) and a third appearance at St Martin-in-the-Fields, this time performing Handel’s electric Dixit Dominus.
Most dates are confirmed and ready to add to your diary. For the February and April dates, keep an eye on the website for further announcements.
We can’t wait to see you!
Sunday 4th September 2016, 18:30
Out of the Ashes (preview concert)
Bradfield College Chapel, Bradfield, Reading RG7 6AU
A selection of music from our forthcoming Great Fire of London concert, marking its 350th anniversary, together with a preview of music by David Bednall from our forthcoming CD.
Saturday 24th September 2016, 19:30
Out of the Ashes
St James’s Church Islington
Commemorating the Great Fire of London in the 350th anniversary of that great conflagration. Choral classics from composers of the time (such as Purcell) intertwine with music of Mozart, Haydn, Parry and more reflecting on themes of destruction, grief and the rising up again of a great city.
28-30th October 2016
The Consort records its debut CD, David Bednall: Choral Music, at St John’s, Upper Norwood.
Saturday 3rd December 2016, 19:30
Hark, a Thrilling Voice: Carols by Candlelight
St John the Baptist, Church Lane, Churchill, North Somerset
Hosted by Churchill Music!, a programme of reflection for Advent and Christmas in atmospheric and candlelit surroundings.
Friday 9th December 2016, 19:30
A Ceremony of Carols
St James’s Piccadilly
Repeating our much-dubbed “winning formula” of 2015’s An English Christmas, the Consort performs carols old and new, including audience participation, and up-tempo popular arrangements, together with Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece for upper voices and harp, A Ceremony of Carols. Complete with uplifting, festive readings – and wine for the interval.
Friday 30th December 2016, 17:00
Choral Evensong for Christmastide
St Paul’s Cathedral
February 11th, 12th, or 13th (TBC)
Early April (date TBC)
Music for Lent with a Gallic theme including works by Couperin and Poulenc.
Friday 14th April
Epiphoni’s annual Good Friday recital, location to be confirmed
Monday 15 May 2017
Mahler Symphony No. 2
Tuesday 11 July 2017
Dixit Dominus – Handel