Thank you for a wonderful concert!


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The Haydn-Fest was a really lovely evening all round!  There were lots of compliments from all quarters, so thank you to the orchestra, choir and, of course, our conductor, for a great performance in such a short time.

And we extend special thanks to our soloists:

Helen Miles (Soprano)
Jennifer Westwood (Mezzo-soprano)
Andrew Burden (Tenor)
Gerard Delrez (Bass)

for their support and participation, which added so much to the enjoyment of all.


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The choir starts rehearsing this Friday for our Christmas Concert with excerpts from Handel’s Messiah.  So choir, if you have a copy, please dig it out and bring it with you to St Bartholomew-the-Less Church at 7.00 pm.

If you would like to sing with us, please do get in touch via this link to our Contact Us page.  We welcome new members and would love to hear from you.


SAVE THE DATE
Christmas Concert
Monday 9th December in The Great Hall at 7.30 pm
– includes audience carols and refreshments

– tickets available on the door

Autumn Concert 2019


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MONDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2019 at 7.30 PM

HAYDN – Symphony 99
HAYDN – Harmoniemesse

THE GREAT HALL, ST BARTHOLOMEW’S HOSPITAL
WEST SMITHFIELD, LONDON, EC1A 7BE

Conductor:  John Lumley
Leader:  Margaret Banwell

Tickets £15, £10 concessions – available on the door
• All proceeds go to Barts Cancer Unit •
… read more

Tube/train: St Paul’s, Farringdon, Barbican, City Thameslink
Bus: 46, 56 (St Bartholomew’s Hospital) or 8, 25, 521 (City Thameslink)

The Great Hall at Barts is an impressive historical environment for our concerts.
Ascend the stairs and marvel at the Hogarth paintings before being seated amidst benevolence past and present.

Bring a friend and enjoy the evening with us!

Summer Concert 2019


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MONDAY 15th JULY 2019 at 7.30 pm in
THE GREAT HALL at ST BARTHOLOMEW’S HOSPITAL

DVORÁK  Symphony Nº 8
VERDI  Te Deum
ELGAR  The Music Makers

Soloist:  Jennifer Westwood
Conductor:  John Lumley

Leader:  Margaret Banwell

Tickets: £15, concessions £10 – available at the door
• All proceeds go to Barts Cancer Unit •
… read more

St Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield, EC1A 7BE
Tube/train: St Paul’s, Farringdon, Barbican, City Thameslink
Bus: 46, 56 (St Bartholomew’s Hospital) or 8, 25, 521 (City Thameslink)

The Great Hall at Barts is an impressive historical environment for our concerts.  Ascend the stairs and marvel at the Hogarth paintings before being seated amidst benevolence past and present.

Come and enjoy the evening with us – refreshments available

Come and sing… Haydn & Mozart!


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HAYDN Nelson Mass &
MOZART Coronation Mass

AN INSTANT CONCERT FROM SCRATCH!

The Great Hall, St Bartholomew’s Hospital
West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE

SUNDAY 2nd JUNE 2019 at 2 pm

Bring your own scores
and enjoy an afternoon in the company of
Barts Academic Festival Choir and Orchestra
conducted by John Lumley
listeners are welcome too!

• Entry is free entry but donations
to Barts Cancer Unit are welcome •
… read more

Transport
– Train/tube: City Thameslink, Barbican, Farringdon or St Paul’s
– Bus: 46, 56 (St Bartholomew’s Hospital) or 8, 25, 521 (City Thameslink)

The Great Hall at Barts is an impressive historical environment for our concerts.  Ascend the stairs and marvel at the Hogarth paintings before being seated amidst benevolence past and present.

If you enjoy singing and like an informal approach, join our choir – we welcome new members.  For information, message us via our Contact Us page, or call: 020 7588 3635.

SAVE THE DATE:
Summer Concert – Monday 15th July at 7.30 pm in The Great Hall at Barts Hospital

What a great afternoon!


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Thank you to all the singers, musicians, soloists, helpers and audience that came to our Come & Sing Haydn’s Creation on Sunday 24th February.

The event was well attended, the hall had a positive buzz, the sun shone, and we enjoyed a relaxing, musical afternoon whilst raising £300 towards Barts Cancer Unit – a truly worthy cause.

Our next ‘Come & Sing’ is scheduled for Sunday 2nd June, so do Save The Date’ and join us if you can.

In the meantime, our next concert is on Monday 25th March at 7.30 pm in The Great Hall at Barts Hospital, when the orchestra will play the notable ‘New World Symphony’ by Dvorák.  Join us and unwind whilst listening to this musical treat.

We hope to see you soon and thanks again.

Easter Concert 2019


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MONDAY 25th MARCH 2019 at 7.30 pm in
THE GREAT HALL at ST BARTHOLOMEW’S HOSPITAL

DVORÁK: NEW WORLD SYMPHONY
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: FIVE ENGLISH FOLK SONGS

VERDI: SACRED PIECES
HAYDN: TE DEUM

Conductor:  John Lumley
Leader:  Margaret Banwell

Tickets: £15, concessions £10 – available at the door
• All proceeds go to Barts Cancer Unit •
… read more

St Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield, EC1A 7BE
Train/Tube: City Thameslink, Barbican, Farringdon or St Paul’s
Bus: 46, 56 (St Bartholomew’s Hospital) or 8, 25, 521 (City Thameslink)

The Great Hall at Barts is an impressive historical environment for our concerts.  Ascend the stairs and marvel at the Hogarth paintings before being seated amidst benevolence past and present.

Come and enjoy the evening with us – refreshments available

Come and sing… Haydn’s Creation


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AN INSTANT CONCERT FROM SCRATCH!

The Great Hall, St Bartholomew’s Hospital
West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE

SUNDAY 24th FEBRUARY 2019 at 2 pm

Bring a score
and enjoy an afternoon in the company of
Barts Academic Festival Choir and Orchestra
conducted by John Lumley
– listeners are welcome too!

• Entry is free entry but donations
to Barts Cancer Unit are welcome •
… read more

Transport
– Train/tube: City Thameslink, Barbican, Farringdon or St Paul’s
– Bus: 46, 56 (St Bartholomew’s Hospital) or 8, 25, 521 (City Thameslink)


Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
The Creation (“Die Schöpfung”)

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The Creation was rapturously received by the audience when it premiered at Schwarzenberg Palace in Vienna in 1798.

During two visits to the UK in the 1790s, Haydn was inspired by Handel’s music.  Thus, with renewed impetus and armed with John Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’, the tutor of Beethoven and friend of Mozart composed his masterpiece, collaborating with his patron, Baron Gottfried van Swieten, to translate the English text into German.

Set out in three parts, it commences with the Representation of Chaos being transformed into order and light; Part II continues celebrating each aspect of the creation, whilst Part III is dedicated to the relationship between Adam and Eve.

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The Great Hall at Barts is an impressive historical environment for our concerts.  Ascend the stairs and marvel at the Hogarth paintings before being seated amidst benevolence past and present.

If you enjoy singing and like an informal approach, join our choir – we welcome new members.  For information, call: 020 7588 3635.

SAVE THE DATE:
Easter Concert – Monday 25th March at 7.30 pm in The Great Hall at Barts Hospital – tickets available at the door!