The Whitehall Choir is one of London’s leading amateur choirs. It has a varied repertoire including challenging unaccompanied pieces as well as larger choral works.
Rachmaninov's Vespers - 26 March, St Alban's Holborn
On Thursday 26 March, at 7:30pm, the choir will be singing Rachmaninov's All-night Vigil, also known as Rachmaninov's Vespers, at St Alban's Holborn, 18 Brooke Street, EC1N 7RD.
Rachmaninov’s work takes texts from the Russian Orthodox All-Night Vigil, although actually the whole piece only runs for about an hour. It is generally known as Rachmaninov's Vespers, although it is only the first six of the fifteen movements that use text from the Russian Orthodox hour of vespers. The music is inspired by traditional Russian plainsong chant but with twentieth century harmonies.
Our soloists will be Carris Jones (mezzo-soprano) and Greg Tassell (tenor). The work will be conducted by our music director, Jo Tomlinson.
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If you think you might be interested in joining Whitehall Choir, come to a rehearsal at the beginning of term, normally in January, April or September. Our first rehearsal of next term, however, is on Tuesday, 31 March. And after the Easter break our second is an open rehearsal on 21 April, to which you are welcome to come whether or not you are thinking of joining the choir.
Rehearsals run from 6.30-9pm, and it's always a good idea to arrive early to get your music and find the best place to sit. If you let us know you are planning to come (please email email@example.com), we will be sure to have music ready for you to borrow. We hope to see you and look forward to welcoming new members!