Friday 22 February 2019, 7:30pm
St Matthew’s Church Westminster, 20 Great Peter Street, London SW1P 2BU
Myriad stage a narrated journey spanning nearly 700 years, from Dufay to McCartney. We choose just one thread to follow through time, connecting each composer to his successors by a particular work, or by the style which they passed on to their pupils. Discover the thread that links Bach, Gounod, Brahms, Scalero, Barber, Stanford, Britten and McCartney: a connected series of teachers, students, idols and muses from the fifteenth century to the present day.
Conductor: Victoria Longdon
Saturday 16 June 2018, 7:30pm
St Mary’s Church, Chiddingstone TN8 7AH
In the lead-up to US Independence Day, Myriad performs the works of American composers from the last century up to the present day. We focus on the ‘Old American Songs’ by Copland, and works by Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen and Nico Muhly, among others. Come and join us on an awesome American adventure!
Conductor: David Todd, Piano: Caroline Jaya-Ratnam
Saturday 17 March 2018, 7:30pm
St Stephen’s Church, College Road, SE21 7HW
Myriad looks north to Scandinavia, embarking on a journey through music from this most beautiful of landscapes. Alongside music by Grieg and Sibelius, we explore works by Kurt Nystedt, Ola Gjeilo, and Arvo Pärt. We’ll have wine glasses at the ready both for interval drinks and our performance of Erik Esenvalds’ ‘Stars’, and conclude with the dramatic work ‘Warning to the Rich’ by Thomas Jennefelt. Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating voyage of discovery.
Saturday 28 October 2017, 7:30pm
Holy Trinity Church, Eltham SE9 2SD
In this anniversary year of the Russian Revolution, chamber choir Myriad explores music inspired by and surrounding revolutions. With compositions from Russia and Cuba through to spirituals and elegies of the American and Spanish Civil Wars, we make a fascinating journey through music written at times of great upheaval. Prepare for a thrilling ride with pieces by Tippett, Rachmaninoff, Britten, Casals and Kodály.
9 July 2017, 5:00pm
St. Mary the Virgin Church, Wanstead
A seasonal offering of music and poetry around the theme of love.
19 March 2017
St Botolph Without Aldgate, London EC3N 1AB
Myriad’s spring concert breathed life into poetry written throughout the centuries, right up to the present day. Alongside the choir we welcomed composer Deborah Pritchard on double bass and performance poet David Neita. Pritchard’s pieces ‘Peace’ and Myriad’s new commission ‘Alight’ framed the concert.
Soprano: Vanessa Holland, Vienna McCarthy, Melanie Mehta, Rebecca Swaine
Alto: Sophie Cox, Cinzia Greaves, Jean Innes, Jo Merry
Tenor: Andrew Lang, Edward Lewis, Geoff Paul, Andrew Williams
Bass: Peter Brown, Stephen McCarthy, John Sutton
Poetry performed by: David Neita, Double bass: Deborah Pritchard
12 November 2016
St Stephen Walbrook, 39 Walbrook, London EC4N 8BN
A commemoration of the Great Fire of London 1666. Works included John Tavener’s stunning but rarely-heard piece ‘The World is Burning’ for choir and tam-tam and music contemporary with the Great Fire from Tomkins, Locke and Blow and pieces by Monteverdi, Gesualdo and Lauridsen. The concert was interspersed with readings of eye-witness accounts of the Great Fire.
Soprano: Vanessa Holland, Busola Johnson, Melanie Mehta, Mary Mogil, Lucy Myers
Alto: Sophie Cox, Jean Innes, Jo Merry
Tenor: Michael Frost, Andrew Lang, Michael Leal, Geoff Paul, Geoff Williams
Bass: Aubrey Botsford, Peter Brown, Zafaran Landers, Stephen McCarthy
Tam-tam: Keith Bramich
19 June 2016
St Peter’s Church, Liverpool Grove, London SE17 2HH
A performance of beautiful contemporary settings of Shakespeare’s words. Works included Vaughan Williams ‘Serenade to Music’ alongside pieces by Campkin, Mathias, Mäntyjärvi, Lindberg and Skempton.
Soprano: Vanessa Holland, Melanie Mehta, Mary Mogil, Letty Porter, Lesley Scott
Alto: Sophie Cox, Jean Innes, Jo Merry, Katie O’Donoghue, Frances Watson
Tenor: Paul Blundell, Michael Frost, Andrew Lang, Michael Leal
Bass: Kevin Brau, Peter Brown, Zafaran Landers
Piano: Somi Kim
The French Connection
Sacred and Secular Choral Music of the French High Renaissance was performed by Myriad under the direction of Ghislaine Morgan. The concert featured works by Le Jeune, Sermisy and Josquin amongst others and took place at 7pm on Saturday 28 February 2015 at St Peter’s Church, Liverpool Grove, Walworth.
The Archangels: Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel and Michael
The inspiration for this concert came from the wealth of beautiful choral music composed about the Archangels and the themes with which they have each become associated. With each theme, motifs were chosen that best evoked the spirit of the Archangel.