Come and sing… Mozart & Haydn!


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MOZART: Credo Mass & HAYDN: Nelson 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

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!

Rehearsals for Easter Concert…


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Starting on Friday 11th January at 7.00 pm, the Choir will be rehearsing repertoire for our Easter Concert – initially with two movements from Verdi’s Sacred Pieces and Haydn’s Te Deum.


DATE FOR THE DIARY:
Easter Concert – Monday 25th March 2019 at 7.30 pm


Our small, friendly group meets in the wonderful setting of St Bartholomew-the-Less, within the grounds of Barts Hospital.  There are no auditions but if you can hold a tune and are enthusiastic, you are welcome to join us on Fridays from 7.00 to 9.00 pm, in Barts-the-Less Church, Barts Hospital, West Smithfield (Giltspur Street), EC1A 7BE – just inside the Henry VIII Gate, opposite Smithfield Meat Market.

Public Transport
TRAIN
City Thameslink (Holborn Viaduct exit)

TUBE
St Paul’s (Central)
Barbican or Farringdon (Metropolitan / Hammersmith & City / Circle)

BUS
46, 56 (St Bartholomew’s Hospital stop)
8, 25, 521 (City Thameslink Station stop)

For further rehearsal information, please contact jsplumley@yahoo.co.uk or call on
020 7588 3635.

Christmas Concert & Carols

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MONDAY 10th DECEMBER 2018 at 7.30 pm
THE GREAT HALL, ST BARTHOLOMEW’S HOSPITAL

BRAHMS: SYMPHONY No 4
BACH: MAGNIFICAT (excerpts)
BACH: CHRISTMAS ORATORIO (excerpts)
and CAROLS

Conductor:  John Lumley
Leader:  Margaret Banwell

Admission:  Tickets £15, concessions £10 – at the door
• All proceeds go to Barts Cancer Unit •

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… Brahms Requiem!


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SUNDAY 25th NOVEMBER at 2 pm
THE GREAT HALL, ST BARTHOLOMEW’S HOSPITAL

AN INSTANT CONCERT FROM SCRATCH!

Bring your own music score and join us in singing this much-loved piece alongside the orchestra and soloists in The Great Hall on Sunday 25th November at 2.00 pm – listeners are welcome too!

Free entry – donations welcome
• proceeds go to Barts Cancer Unit •

Conductor:  John Lumley
Leader:  Margaret Banwell

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.

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

Next concert – Monday 10th December at 7.30 pm in The Great Hall at Barts Hospital – tickets available at the door!

Now rehearsing a very Bach Christmas!


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Congratulations to the Choir and Orchestra for all their enthusiasm and hard work culminating in a great concert!

Starting on Friday 5th October, the Choir will be rehearsing Bach excerpts for our Christmas concert on Monday 10th December.

Our small, friendly group meets in the wonderful setting of St Bartholomew-the-Less, within the grounds of Barts Hospital.

There are no auditions but if you can hold a tune and are enthusiastic, you are welcome to join us on Fridays from 7.00 to 9.00 pm, in Barts-the-Less, Barts Hospital, West Smithfield (Giltspur Street), EC1A 7BE – just inside the Henry VIII Gate, opposite Smithfield Meat Market.

Public Transport
TRAIN
City Thameslink (Holborn Viaduct exit)

TUBE
St Paul’s (Central)
Barbican or Farringdon (Metropolitan / Hammersmith & City / Circle)

BUS
46, 56 (St Bartholomew’s Hospital stop)
8, 25, 521 (City Thameslink Station stop).

For further rehearsal information, please contact jsplumley@yahoo.co.uk or call on
020 7588 3635.