Choral Favourites from Monteverdi to Mahler
Hesperos present a relaxed concert of music for a summer’s day, looking back on a year of making music together. Expect our favourite pieces, ranging from Monteverdi to Mahler, performed in the beautiful setting of St George’s, Beckenham. Arrive from 7pm for a glass of Pimms and enjoy a European smorgasbord of choral music, starting at 7:30.
Thomas Tallis/Bob Chilcott ~ God Grant We Grace
Charles Hubert Hastings Parry ~ My Soul, There is a Country & Never Weather-Beaten Sail
Claude Debussy ~ Dieu! qu’il la fait bon regarder!
Claudio Monteverdi ~ Ohimè, se tanto amate
John Farmer ~ Fair Phyllis
Thomas Tallis ~ If ye love me
Orlando Gibbons ~ The Silver Swan
Ralph Vaughan Williams ~ Just as the Tide was Flowing
Johannes Brahms ~ Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen
Orlando de Lassus ~ La Nuit froide et sombre
Josquin des Prez ~ Nymphes de Bois
Camille Saint-Saens ~ Calme de Nuit
Gustav Mahler ~ Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Charlie Chaplin ~ Smile
Arthur Sullivan ~ The Long Day Closes
Conducted by Charlie Warren and Elizabeth Leather
Advance tickets £10 full price / £6 concession (Under 25, over 65) and £12/£8 on the door.
Tickets are available from the Parish Office open 9.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday.and online through Eventbrite.
Hesperos was dreamed up in February 2018, on a rainy evening in Battersea. The idea was to set up a new London-based choir, made up of a group of university friends who wanted to make music together.
Our membership has since grown to welcome singers from different backgrounds, all linked by the same aim: to make choral music together to a high standard and to have fun doing it.
Hesperos, the evening star of Greek mythology, alludes to a shared love of choral evensong, through which the founding members of the choir first met.
We love discovering new music as well as revisiting pieces we have known and loved for a long time. Our repertoire varies from early polyphony to neglected 20th century composers and new commissions.
We are a chamber choir, with a dedicated core of around ten members. Others join our weekly rehearsals as often as they can, juggling their singing with a busy working life. We are all experienced singers and excellent sight readers who enjoy making music in a relaxed environment.
We always take time for a tea break in rehearsals, and like to visit the pub afterwards.
Our music directors, Charlie Warren and Elizabeth Leather, share conducting duties.