A Summer's Day
Jul
20
7:00 pm19:00

A Summer's Day

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.

Advance tickets £10 full price / £6 concession (Under 25/over 65) and £12/£8 on the door.

Tickets are available from the parish office and online through Eventbrite.

Programme:
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

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Full Fathom Five
Jun
2
5:00 pm17:00

Full Fathom Five

A year on from our first concert, join Hesperos on a moonlit voyage as we present a concert of choral music of the sea. Leave solid ground behind to embark with us on a guided meditation of music and readings from across seven centuries. We'll take you from the glassy surface to the blue depths, blending story and song in a varied programme featuring works by Thomas Tallis, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Cecilia McDowall and Jonathan Dove.

Tickets £12/8, available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/full-fathom-five-songs-of-the-sea-tickets-60249114724

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Ad Astra
Mar
30
7:30 pm19:30

Ad Astra

Hesperos choir present 'Ad Astra': a night at the movies in choral form. We'll take you from the silent era to the multiplex, by way of musicals, film noir and art house cinema, including music from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century. Featuring choral works by composers ranging from Palestrina to Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, and interspersed with ragtime piano and organ, this promises to be an eclectic evening of entertainment not to be missed.

Set in the church neighbouring film studio Sands Films in Rotherhithe, this is a location of historic significance, having delivered full production packages or costumes to movies including Pride and Prejudice (2005) and Les Miserables (2012).

Tickets: £12/£8, available here

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Brahms: A German Requiem
Nov
11
5:00 pm17:00

Brahms: A German Requiem

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) - Ein Deutsches Requiem

We present a performance of Brahms' German Requiem on the centenary of the Armistice. This is Part 1 of our two part concert series, 'Response to a Requiem'.

This work is often seen as a Requiem for the Living. Our interpretation looks not at the experience of conflict or the battlefield, but the experience of those on its margins: those left at home, the displaced, those living with the aftermath of war.

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Vieille Prière Bouddhique
Jun
2
5:30 pm17:30

Vieille Prière Bouddhique

A warm invitation to an hour of meditative French choral music exploring the theme, 'evening prayer'.

Featuring the rarely-performed ‘‘Vieille Prière Bouddhique’, by Lili Boulanger

Hesperos presents:

Laurisden - Epilogue: voici le soir
Messiaen - O sacrum convivium
Debussy - Dieu! Qu'il la fait bon regarder
Poulenc - Ave verum corpus
Josquin - Nymphes de bois
Glass - Pierre de soleil
Duruflé - Méditation
Lassus - La nuit froid et sombre
Saint-Saens - Calme des nuits
Duruflé - Ubi caritas; Tota pulchra es; Tantum ergo
Poulenc - Salve regina
Boulanger - Vieille prière bouddhique

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