Fulham Camerata to Perform 'Voices for a Summer Evening'

Teaming up with Westminster Opera Company at Holy Cross Church

Fulham Camerata

June 10, 2024

This year’s summer concert from the Fulham Camerata will see it team up with Westminster Opera Company for a concert titled ‘Voices for a Summer Evening’.

It will take place from 7pm on Sunday 16 June at Holy Cross Church on Ashington Road in Parsons Green.

Conducted by Guy Hopkins, this concert of solo & choral works with orchestra includes music by Mozart, Britten, Hopkins and Haydn.

The groups will join to perform Haydn’s St Nicholas Mass which the Austrian composer created around 1772. It consists of six movements for a choir and soloists, who will be accompanied by a 20-strong orchestra.

There will be solo performances from tenor Dominic Bevan, soprano Ceferina Penny and horn soloist Benjamin Hartnell-Booth.

The evening will continue by showcasing Mozart’s piece for soprano and orchestra, Exsultate Jubilate, before the groups share British composer Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.

The singers will complete the concert with a premiere of a new work for choir and strings from Fulham Camerata’s composer in residence, Alexander Hopkins.

The piece, Visita, Quaesumus, Domine, is based on the text of an evening prayer, explains Alexander, with “many themes and emotions for a composer to explore”.

Translated from Latin as Visit, We Beg Thee, O Lord, the text of the traditional prayer has inspired the music that will be performed by Fulham Camerata’s 35 singers, alongside orchestral musicians and the soloists from Westminster Opera

“The combination of choir and string orchestra creates a rich, warm soundscape, and one which I hope brings this prayer to life,” adds Alexander.

Tickets priced £15 for general admission, £10 for students and free for under 16s are available on the door and from the Ticket Tailor website.

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