posted on 28/02/18
On 10th July 2018, participants will be treated to choral performances in Chelsea Old Church, Christopher Wren’s Chapel at Royal Hospital Chelsea and the Arts & Crafts showpiece, Holy Trinity Sloane Square. Conceived as a unified sequence in which the individual parts illumine upon what has gone before, the full-day musical event also includes talks by an architectural historian.
Renowned for their ground-breaking performances and recordings of mediaeval and Renaissance music, Orlando Consort regularly tours throughout the UK, Europe and the USA (including BBC Proms, Carnegie Hall, Edinburgh & Lucerne Festivals)
The Chapel Choir is one of the finest professional church choirs in the UK. Its members regularly sing with many of the world's leading consort groups, such as The Sixteen, Tallis Scholars, Stile Antico and Monteverdi Choir.
Holy Trinity Sloane Square’s professional ensemble is directed by Oliver Lallemant. John Ireland, organist c. 1897, described the church as having the ‘reputation of the best musical service in London’.
Connecting the venues with the music performed in them, in Chelsea Old Church; the Orlando Consort’s programme of late 15th and early 16th century music focuses of Sir Thomas More and gardens, reflecting the history of the private chapel which was built for Sir Thomas More in 1528. Furthermore, with Royal Hospital Chelsea designed by St Paul’s architect, Sir Christopher Wren, together with Holy Trinity Sloane Square’s works by William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones (leading artists of the Arts & Crafts movement), this London Choral Day promises to be a delight for all the senses.
By Miles Rowland, Digital Marketing Assistant