Gala Performances 2018
Saturday 20 October 2018
On Saturday evening two of London’s best-known chamber choirs, Coro and Chantage, collaborated 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 the inaugural LICCC Gala Concert, Coro and Chantage welcomed world famous Finnish composer and conductor Jaakko Mantyjarvi and his chamber choir FREIA. Together they presented “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
Vaughan 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
Competition Grand Final
Sunday 21 October 2018
On Sunday the choral excellence continued, now focused on the UK’s first Choral Conducting Competition. The very finest choral conductors of the next generation, from Britain and abroad, competed at the Grand Final for a First Prize of £5,000 as well as other awards.
Our international jury comprised teachers and practitioners of the highest calibre from Slovenia, the United States, Norway and the United Kingdom. During the judging interval Coro, Chantage and ccFREIA provided a massed choir entertainment as the evening climaxed with 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 (WORLD PREMIERE)
Mäntyjärvi The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls