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6 May 2017 19:00

Music for a May Evening

Since 2012, London’s Intimate Voices and Choceň’s Cantus have enjoyed a special international singing relationship, performing together in the UK and the Czech Republic. Last year, Intimate Voices visited Choceň and were honoured to perform in a nationwide singing festival. This spring, Cantus are visiting London, and the two choirs are presenting a programme of partsongs and light music for a spring evening. The programme will include music by composers representing each nation – Antonín Dvořák, Leoš Janácek, Bohuslav Martinů, Edward Elgar, Gustav Holst and Gerald Finzi, as well as pieces by Henry VIII, Josquin des Prez and Thomas Morley. The music will be conducted by Peter Owens and Jiří Kopecký.

Cantus, based in Choceň in the Pardubice region of the Czech Republic, was formed in 1992, and in 2002, won a silver medal at the international choir competition Mundi Cantat. The choir’s repertoire contains Renaissance music as well as folk songs, 20th century pieces and spirituals and commissioned works. The choir performs both a cappella and with instrumental ensembles, including the Litomysl Symphony Orchestra. Cantus is directed by Jiří Kopecký.

Intimate Voices
Based in Stoke Newington, London, the 10-voice choir Intimate Voices was founded in 1996. Primarily an a cappella group, the choir presents an annual Christmas concert, Carols by Candlelight, but has also performed programmes of lighter music in festivals, as well as pieces by composers as diverse as Domenico Scarlatti and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Intimate Voices is directed by Peter Owens.

Tickets: £12, £10 (concessions)
available on the door or, in advance on 020 7359 3729



St Thomas the Apostle, St Thomas's Rd, London N4 2QP


6 May 2017 19:00


Cantus, Intimate Voices

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