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Bach: Christmas 1723 | Eclectic Voices with Dame Emma Kirkby

Sunday December 10, 2023 at 17:00
Union Chapel, London
£20, £15
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  1. Cantata No 190, 'Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied ' BWV 190 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  2. In dulci jubilo BWV 368 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  3. Singet dem Herrn BWV 225 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  4. Magnificat in D BWV 243 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  5. Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter' RV 297, from Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons' Op 8 - Antonio Vivaldi

On Sunday 10th December 2023 at 17:00, Union Chapel will host a very special concert. The Eclectic Voices choir, founded three decades ago in Highbury, will join period instrument specialists the City Bach Ensemble for a concert showcasing the music of Bach and Vivaldi from 300 years ago.

The concert will feature world renowned soloist Dame Emma Kirkby (soprano), and rising star Jonathan Eyers (bass) from New Zealand.

The programme is much loved classics that premiered 300 years ago.

Dame Carolyn Emma Kirkby, DBE, an English soprano and one of the world’s most renowned early music specialists, has sung on over 100 recordings.

A founding member of the Taverner Choir, Kirkby took part in the Decca Florilegium recordings with both the Consort of Musicke and the Academy of Ancient Music.

She taught for many years at the Dartington International Summer School, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Bel Canto Summer School.

In 1994, she was awarded an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Music) from the University of Bath. In 2011 Kirkby was awarded the Queen’s Medal for Music for her influence on the musical life of the nation.

City Bach Collective is a group of professional musicians who music from Bach and his contemporaries on period instruments. They play in the Bach Vespers series in churches in the City of London and perform several concerts.

Eclectic Voices is an ambitious and versatile choir that sings in an unusually wide range of styles: classical, contemporary, ethnic, folk and world music, gospel and jazz. It has performed in a variety of settings, including many world premières. In addition to producing its own annual five-concert London series, the choir has been featured in the London Jazz Festival and the London A Cappella Festival. Eclectic Voices works with outstanding professional and amateur instrumental groups. It has performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and numerous top classical, jazz and folk musicians. Eclectic Voices regularly performs in St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, Christ Church Highbury, and the American International Church, its current rehearsal space.

Union Chapel
Compton Terrace, Compton Avenue
N1 2XD

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