London church gets major talent upgradeNews
St Martin-in-the-Fields used to be open for booking by any group of musicians. Now it has taken programming in hand with a powerful prgramme for Spring 2022.
Among those booked are major professional choirs including BBC Singers, Chineke! Voices, Ex Cathedra, the Gesualdo Six, I Fagiolini, Monteverdi Choir, Tallis Scholars and Tenebrae, with music from plainchant to contemporary.
– Operas by Handel and Purcell with The English Concert and BBC Singers, Vivaldi from 12 Ensemble and La Serenissima.
– Easter Festival including Arvo Pärt’s Passio, Bach’s St John Passion and Handel’s La resurrezione.
– Chineke! Voices with music by of one of the earliest known composers of African descent
– Opus Anglicanum with jazz pianist Jason Rebello and I Fagiolini with actress Tamsin Greig
– New partnership with neighbours English National Opera, ‘ENO in the Fields’, to showcase new singers with the ENO Chorus and Orchestra.
– London recital debut of Jeneba Kanneh-Mason
– Friday lunchtime series with young artists in partnership with English National Opera, City Music Foundation, Darbar and Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra.