Saturday 22 December, 6pm, free event RSVP
Join 200 voices, including local choirs for an experience like no other this Christmas.
ONE VOICE is a free event open to everyone. Just bring your voice and best Christmas wishes and help us raise the roof of our venerable building.
Donations in Aid of St John’s Church East Window Appeal and other local charities.
The bar will be open for mulled wine, drinks and our homemade Christmas sausage rolls.
Monday 4 March, 6pm, £15 Bookings
Since 2007, the Monteverdi Apprentices Programme has placed young musicians alongside experienced professionals, offering them the opportunity to perform at the highest level as both ensemble members and soloists. Recruiting the most promising young performers – those on the verge of entering the profession – and introducing them to the musical traditions of the Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras and the working practices of artistic director and conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
In March 2019, following a four-day residency at Springhead in Dorset, the Apprentices including singers and musicians will present a showcase of what they have assimilated over the period in the stunning surroundings of our thirteenth-century tithe barn. A unique opportunity to see the future stars of the choral world performing alongside singers and instrumentalists from the internationally renowned Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique.
The evening will be introduced by Sir John Eliot Gardiner speaking about the creative process, the work of the Apprentices and the music of the choir.
John Eliot Gardiner stands as an international leader in today’s musical life, respected as one of the world’s most innovative and dynamic musicians, constantly at the forefront of enlightened interpretation. His work as founder and artistic director of the Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, has marked him out as a key figure both in the early music revival and as a pioneer of historically informed performances.