Type of post: Choir news item
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Posted By: Nadia Weekes
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sat, 2 Oct 2021

Eclectic Voices' Autumn 2021-22 term started on Thursday 30 September at our usual venue, Christ Church Highbury. 

Our first performance, on 6 November 2021, will be a truly eclectic mix of music at one of our favourite venues, St Paul’s Covent Garden, featuring our own Highbury Youth Choirs and guest musicians, the Guildhall Jazz Singers.

The programme includes:

  • Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb
  • Benjamin Britten’s Choral Dances from Gloriana
  • Scott Stroman’s Songs for the Seasons, words by Enid Blyton
  • A selection of new songs by Duncan Lamont

For Christmas, on 18 December 2021 we will be performing again at St Paul’s Covent Garden. It will be a memorable folk gig with the English Acoustic Collective, featuring original material from a Folk Carol Competition that Eclectic Voices ran in 2019.

Plans for the Spring and Summer include a joyous performance of Handel's Messiah for Palm Sunday at Union Chapel, designed to make this wonderful music accessible to a wider audience, and a collaboration with the Carnyx Brass ensemble in late May and early June, to be performed in both London and Edinburgh.