Saturday 12th May 2018, 7:30pm
St Michael & All Angels, Lyme Regis
NES will perform Louis Vierne's Messe Solennelle and highlights from Duruflé's Requiem
Lyme Bay Chorale will perform music by Parry, Vaughan Williams and Mathias
Accompanied on the Skrabl organ by Peter King, Organist Emeritus of Bath Abbey
Saturday 19th May 2018, 7pm
St Mary's Church, South Street, Bridport
Two of the most important French choral works of the first half of the 20th Century.
Duruflé's gentle and calming Requiem is based around Gregorian plainchant, whilst Vierne's Mass is more monumental, full of beguiling melodic chromaticism.
With Emily Hicks (soprano), Richard Fitzsimmons (Baritone), Ruth Lass (cello) and Peter King (organ)
Matt’s love of choral music began when he joined his local church choir at the age of 6, where he was encouraged to compose and conduct, and to play the organ as soon as his feet could reach the pedals. Both his grandfather and great-grandfather were organists and choirmasters, and it wasn’t long before Matt joined the family firm!
After school, he spent a year working with the composer-in-residence of the Prague Symphony Orchestra, before embarking on a career as a freelance musician.
Matt is one of the UK’s most prolific arrangers of brass music, specialising in music for junior bands and for brass quintets, with over 400 published arrangements and performances in more than 50 countries.
In recent years Matt has begun to write choral music (under the pen name Matthew Coleridge). His first composition, the Corpus Christi Carol, appeared on BBC Music Magazine’s Christmas CD in 2015. His first large-scale work, Requiem, for was premiered in October 2015 and is available on CD performed by RSVP Voices, cello soloists Guy Johnston and organist Stephen Farr.
We can provide a choir of any size for weddings, funerals and other private functions.
For a wedding, we have a group of about 12 - 15 singers who can provide music to help you celebrate. If you'd like some help choosing the music for your wedding service, our MD is very happy to talk through some options (and even send you some YouTube clips to listen to). We also have a few organists in our ranks if needed.
Depending on how much music you require, we would usually ask for a fee in the region of £100.
Secretary: Sarah Stamford
Musical Director: Matt Kingston