Gala Performances 2018
On Saturday evening you can hear two of London’s best-known chamber choirs, Coro and Chantage, collaborate for the first time in nearly fifteen years.
Between them they have represented London to competitive success at festivals in Estonia, France, Italy, Malta and the UK.
For this year’s inaugural LICCC Gala Concert, Coro and Chantage are thrilled to welcome world famous Finnish composer and conductor Jaakko Mantyjarvi and his chamber choir FREIA. Together they will present “Mantyjarvi conducts Mantyjarvi” – an opportunity not to be missed!
Conductor: James Davey
Miškinis Dum medium silentium
Pott Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est
Hahn Rondo Lapponico
Jansson The Choirmaster's Burial
Conductor: Mark Griffiths
Britten St. Godric’s Hymn
Weelkes As Vesta Was From Latmos Hill Descending
Elgar My Love Dwelt In A Northern Land
Finzi My Spirit Sang All Day
Jackson In Memoriam
Vaughn Williams Valiant-For-Truth
Conductor: Jaakko Mäntyjärvi
"Mäntyjärvi conducts Mäntyjärvi"
Smoking can kill
- Come away, death
- Full fathom five
from Four Shakespeare Songs
- Over hill, over dale
- A scurvy tune
from More Shakespeare Songs
Seven last words
When I heard the learned astronomer
Byrd Sing Joyfully
On Sunday the choral excellence continues, now focused on the UK’s first Choral Conducting Competition. Come and see the very finest choral conductors of the next generation, from Britain and abroad, compete at the Grand Final for a First Prize of £5,000 as well as other awards.
Our international jury will comprise teachers and practitioners of the highest calibre from Slovenia, the United States, Norway and the United Kingdom. During the judging interval Coro, Chantage and Freia will provide a massed choir entertainment as the evening builds to the announcement of our first prizewinners!
Gibbons Hosanna to the Son of David
Schütz Die Himmel erzählen
Parry There is an old belief
Mouton Salva nos, Domine
Martin Kyrie (Mass for double choir)
Daniel-Lesur La Voix du Bien-aimé
Antongnini Canticum Novum
Bruckner Os Justi
Spencer At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners
Lobo Versa Est in Luctum
Lukaszewski O Vos Omnes
Wheeler The Cries of Music
Mäntyjärvi The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls
Be sure to snap up a LICCC Weekend Pass!
Tickets for the Gala Concert and the Grand Final are all available from the Royal Academy of Music Box Office, and prices for the individual events represent extraordinary value for money in light of the array of choral talent.
However, why not take advantage of a choral enthusiast’s ultimate bargain by booking your LICCC Weekend Pass, allowing access to both public events for the reduced price of £25?