Latin American Inspirations
Friday 18 March 2022, 7:30pm
St Stephen’s Church, College Road, London SE21 7HW

Exultate, Stabat Mater – Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla
Aufer a nobis, Cui Luna, Sol, et omnia – Francisco Capillas
Convidando esta la noche – Juan de Zéspedes
Salve Regina – Cesar Alejandro Carrillo
O Vos Omnes – Pablo Casals
O Bone Jesu, Lux Aeternum – Fernando Moruja
Ojos Azules – Arranged by Stephen Hatfield
Mata de anima – Antonio Estévez
El Juramento – Miguel Matamoros
Mi Merengue – Luis Laguna
Jacinto Chiclana – Astor Piazzolla

Conductor: Lucy Goddard

Christmas Mirrored
Friday 17 December 2021, 7:30pm
St Stephen’s Church, College Road, London SE21 7HW

In the Bleak Midwinter – Becky McGlade
In the Bleak Midwinter – Holst

Bogoroditse Devo – Rachmaninoff
Ave Maria – Byrd

A Spotless Rose – Ola Gjeilo
A Spotless Rose – Herbert Howells

O Radiant Dawn – James Macmillan
Videntes Stellam – Palestrina

Amuworo ayi out nwa (For unto us a child is born) – Christian Onyeii
Nyathi Onyuol (For unto us a child is born) – Erico Oweggi

O Magnum Mysterium – Victoria
O Magnum Mysterium – Morten Laurisden

Conductor: Lucy Goddard

We Will Rock You
Saturday 29 February 2020, 7:30pm
St Stephen’s Church, College Road, London SE21 7HW

Lullabies and Evening Songs
Chilcott – MLK
Elgar – How Calmly The Evening
East – Hence Stars
Stanford – At the Mid Hour of Night
Scottish trad – O Hush Thee My baby
Ralph Vaughan Williams – Rest
Rheinberger – Abendlied
Esenvalds – Only In Sleep
King – OJ Jano Jano
Schӧnherr – Señora Dona Maria
Whitacre – Seal Lullaby
Ludwig Böhme – Dormite Mi Niño
Esenvalds – Stars
Brahms – In Stille Nacht
Sullivan – The Long Day Closes
Mezzalire – Guten Abend Gut Nacht

The Wall
Saturday 9 November 2019, 6:30pm
St James Garlickhythe, Garlick Hill, London EC4V 2AF

9th November 1989, the fall of the Berlin Wall:
A moment in history of particular relevance today in a world where tangible and intangible walls are being constructed around us.

Rudolf Mauersberger – Wie Liegt Die Stadt So Wüst
JS Bach – Jesu Meine Freude
Rheinberger – Abendlied
Billy Joel – And So It Goes
Moses Hogan – the Battle of Jericho

This concert will include spoken word, and lighter music released in 1989 such as Billy Joel’s And So It Goes. The programme will be a mix of light and dark; of music and storytelling, and will serve as a poignant reminder not just of the dangers of erecting walls of all kinds, but also of the everyday lives which continue around them.

Songs of Summer
Saturday 6 July 2019, 7:30pm
St Stephen’s Church, College Road, SE21 7HW

Myriad presents a glorious celebration of all things summery from clear and gentle streams, hills and dales to light, gold and butterflies.

Conductor: Victoria Longdon

The Chain
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

Across The Pond
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

Northern Lights
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.

Viva La Revolution!
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.

Seasons of Love
9 July 2017, 5:00pm
St. Mary the Virgin Church, Wanstead

A seasonal offering of music and poetry around the theme of love.

Poets Alive!
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

London’s Burning
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

Shakespeare in Love
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
February 2015
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
September 2014
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.