Join echo for a lunchtime recital in the light, bright, and quiet surroundings of The Music Room in Mayfair. We’ll be singing on Saturday 21st July from 1pm-2pm, as part of our echo presents series, entitled 'With his song'.
Expect music about music and songs about song, from the16th century to the present day including Monteverdi, Palestrina, and Judith Weir, alongside an improvisation on Roberta Flack's masterful 'Killing me Softly'.
Judith Weir - Vertue (2005)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Exsultate deo (1584)
Claudio Monteverdi - Cantate Domino (1620)
Howard Skempton - The Flight of Song (2005)
Orlando Lassus - Musica Dei Donum (1604) Peter Phillips - Cecilia Virgo (1613)
Bernard Rose - Feast Song for St. Cecilia (1975)
William Byrd - Sing Joyfully (c.1590)
Improvisation on 'Killing me softly' - Roberta Flack (1973) Judith Weir - The Song Sung True (2013)
Tickets: £12 advance / £15 on the door
echo is a new ensemble of young professional singers. Since launching in early 2017, the group intends to explore the full range of what ensemble singing means - working both with and without a conductor, including improvisation in each concert and performing music both inside and outside of the Western classical canon. The group came together through Genesis Sixteen, the prestigious young artists’ scheme run by Harry Christophers and The Sixteen.
Following highly acclaimed launch concerts in London and Birmingham, echo were invited to perform at the Sounds Sublime Festival in July 2017; a day-long festival of voice curated by The Sixteen. The same month, echo made their St John’s Smith Square debut, in collaboration with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Magnus Lindberg as part of the Debut Sounds: New Musick concert, premiering four world premieres by LPO Young Composers. echo were one of the inaugural Chiltern Arts Festival Take Note artists for 2018, recently worked again with the LPO at Queen Elizabeth Hall and are a featured young artist at the Ryedale Festival this summer.
“Impeccable intonation, balance, charm and perfect diction... an exceptional group” - Henley Standard