St Albans Bach Choir Carol Concerts
Sat, 8 December 2018
Two concerts of Christmas music performed by the St Albans Bach Choir and Embassy Brass
Afternoon Concert – 3.00pm
This concert is particularly suitable for young children, lasting no more than an hour
– Centre with full view seats: £7 (adults) and £1 (children)
– No view seats (reserved and unreserved): £6 (adults) and £1 (children) - ONLY RELEASED WHEN ALL FULL VIEW TICKETS ARE SOLD
Limited wheelchair spaces £7 (if available) with a carer going free
Proceeds from the retiring collection will go towards The Pepper Foundation, a registered charity which offers specialist palliative care and support to children with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness throughout the Chilterns area of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Entry by the Cedar Tree door. Doors open 2.30pm. Performance starts 3pm and ends approximately 4pm. There is no interval during the performance.
Evening Concert – 7.00pm
– Centre with full view seats: £13 (adults) and £6 (children)
– No view seats (reserved and unreserved): £12 (adults) and £6 (children) - ONLY RELEASED WHEN ALL FULL VIEW TICKETS ARE SOLD
Limited wheelchair spaces £13 (if available) with a carer going free
Proceeds from the retiring collection will go towards The OLLIE Foundation (One Life Lost is Enough), a registered charity based in St Albans funding suicide prevention skills training for any individual or community that wants it, especially those interacting with young people, or young people themselves.
Entry by the Cedar Tree door. Doors open 6.30pm. Performance starts 7pm and ends approximately 8.30pm. There is no interval during the performance.
Wheelchair spaces and carer discounts can only be booked through the Box Office. Please call 01727 890290 or visit the Cathedral.
St Albans Bach Choir
St Albans Bach Choir has been performing since 1924: recent programmes have included Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Verdi’s Requiem (also in London's Cadogan Hall), Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast, and in July 2016 the choir joined forces with the St Albans Cathedral Choirs to present Bach's Mass in B minor with The English Concert. In 2013, as part of the St Albans International Organ Festival’s fiftieth anniversary celebrations, the choir performed Britten’s War Requiem with the Britten Sinfonia under the baton of Sir Richard Armstrong. Last summer the choir returned to the Festival in July for a performance of Handel's Messiah with the London Handel Orchestra conducted by Laurence Cummings. In December 2013, and again in 2015, the choir joined John Rutter and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for their popular carol concerts at the Royal Albert Hall. For the past two years the choir has also been represented onstage at the Albert Hall for the autumn and Christmas Day editions of the BBC1 Big Sing programme.
Since they formed over ten years ago, Embassy Brass have built a strong reputation as an exciting brass ensemble. Having all studied at the UK’s finest Royal Conservatoires of Music, the five members bring unique individual talents to the quintet and each of them regularly perform with some of the world’s finest orchestras, artists and ensembles.
For over a decade, Embassy Brass have offered its expertise in chamber music performance and training. All members of the quintet teach at specialist music schools, music conservatoires and universities, and regularly coach brass ensembles.
The quintet’s programs display a wonderful bouquet of English, French, German, Spanish, American and Russian Music. With an extensive collection of works and a delicious blend of old and new, their vast list of repertoire ranges from prolific arrangements of Bach’s choral settings and Handel’s triumphant Water Music, right through to toe-tapping Beatles hits and Leroy Anderson’s festive Sleigh Ride (to celebrate the holidays with the glorious sounds of brass!). You can be sure that you will have a fabulous time in the company of Embassy Brass, in whatever capacity! For more information, please visit embassybrass.com
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