Songs of the Seasons
June 26 2021, 7.30pm
Scott Stroman‘s Songs of the Seasons set poems by Enid Blyton. Highbury Youth Choirs are joined by their adult counterparts, Eclectic Voices, Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra and children from The Gower School to sing these delightful and evocative songs.
In the second half of the concert, Eclectic Voices and soloists will perform Mozart‘s Mass in C Minor as part of their 30th Anniversary celebrations.
Featuring: Highbury Young Singers, Highbury Junior Choir, Highbury Youth Choir, The Gower School Chamber Choir and Eclectic Voices
Directed by Scott Stroman
Highbury Youth Choirs present a family concert alongside chamber choir Eclectic Voices. From songs of spring and new life to reflections of home and community, a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Featuring: Highbury Young Singers, Highbury Junior Choir, Highbury Youth Choir and Eclectic Voices
Directed by Scott Stroman, Helen Smee & Hannah King
Led by Helen Smee and the Voices of London Festival, Ahoy! London is a choral education project taking place in 2018, featuring Alexander L’Estrange’s cantata Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose.
Ahoy! is a sequence of choral arrangements of songs from the time of King Henry VIII, sea shanties, and an original song by L’Estrange, Full Fathom Five. It is scored for SATB choir, unison children’s choir, jazz quintet (piano, bass, drums, accordion & violin).
Each performance will feature a local youth choir partner, and groups and choirs from local schools. In the run-up to the performance, participating schools and music groups will be given support with learning and preparation, including joint rehearsals and workshops, from our lead youth choirs and the Festival outreach team.
HYC will be appearing in the project's final performance on Saturday 30 June 2018, alongside young singers from across London and Voices of London Festival Chorus of over 100 adults.