UPCOMING PROJECTS AND PERFORMANCES

Summer 2018
Queens Park Open Gardens 

Sunday June 17th
The choir will be performing at the Queens Park Open Gardens event  again this year.

For more information about location, please go to the event website:
http://www.qpark.org.uk/open-gardens-2/

SUMMER CONCERT

Join us for a Worldwide Choral Celebration as we perform with the Queen's Park Singers adult choir on Sunday 24th June 2018, 6.30pm.

Ernst Toch                   Geographical Fugue
Sergei Rachmaninoff   Night from op.15*
Claudio Monteverdi     Cantate Domino
Edvard Grieg arr Till    Ein Traum
Trad arr Brewer           Hamba Lulu
Gabriel Faure              Pavane
Trad arr Sperry            Desh
Billy Joel arr Lawson   Lullabye

Sunday 24th June 2018, 6.30pm

Church of St Anne & St Andrew
125 A Salusbury Road NW6 6RG

To book tickets and for more information please follow the link:
https://queensparksingers.wildapricot.org/



Happy Prince Recording

The Junior Singers have just released a recording of Malcolm Williamson's opera The Happy Prince, which they performed to great acclaim in November 2014.

It has never been recorded by children or a mixed adult cast of singers.

Copies of this CD will be on sale at our FUNDRAISER concert on 27 January 2018.

If you would like to purchase a copy or find out more about our recording, please GET IN TOUCH.

READ MORE ABOUT THIS PROJECT

"Williamson’s music has been absent from concert halls and opera stages for many years and especially since his death more than 10 years ago. The Happy Prince is reminder enough as to why it should return to prominence. I hope that this performance of The Happy Prince will be recorded, as surely this is what Williamson would have seen as the ideal performance."

Andrew Toovey
Composition Tutor, Birmingham Conservatoire

 

RECENT CONCERTS

St John Passion
Sunday 18 March

C.P.E. Bach - St John Passion (1772)
J.S. Bach - Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh. 159
Arvo Pärt - Da Pacem Domine
Maurice Duruflé - Tota pulchra es

Featuring the Asyla Ensemble, conductor Oliver Till, leader Mark Seow
and Queen's Park Junior Singers, conductor Mary Phillips

Concert venue:

St Martin's Church
Mortimer Road
Kensal Green
NW10 5SN

Tickets:
For more information and to buy tickets please CLICK HERE

 C.P.E. Bach - St John Passion (1772) 
The children will joining the Queen's Park Singers adult choir for parts of
the St John Passion.

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach wrote a different setting of the Passion of Christ for twenty-one consecutive years. They represent the final stage of a long tradition of oratorio Passions in Hamburg. This setting sees C.P.E. Bach borrowing music from Georg Philipp Telemann, Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel, Gottfried August Homilius and even pinching the final chorus 'Ruht wohl' from his father, Johann Sebastian Bach's St. John Passion BWV 245. 

Maurice Duruflé - Tota pulchra es
This will be performed by Queen's Park Junior Singers
Tota pulchra es Maria is one of four motets by Maurice Duruflé based on Gregorian plainchant. The melody is given to the upper soprano line while the other voices weave  fluttering pattern around it. The text is from a 4th century Marian antiphon which borrows words from the Song of Songs and the Book of Judith.

 

Fundraiser concert
27 January 2018

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This concert had a dual purpose, as we were not only celebrating the recording of our last project, The Happy Prince, but also looking forward to our next project, which will be a specially written community opera about Queens Park.  Written by Mary Phillips, the opera will commemorate the visit of Queen Victoria to Queens Park 150 years ago.  We plan to involve adults and children from the local area as performers. 

The Fundraiser concert featured a range of pieces that demonstrate the technical and harmonic skill of the choir, such as Eric Whitmore's 'Seal Lullaby', David Brunner's 'Jabberwocky', Bob Chilcott's 'The Lily and the Rose' and an extremely intricate setting of The Beatles' 'Blackbird, as well as many more.


Summer concert 2017

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Summer Concert 2017

Madrigals, Part-songs & Chansons

Saturday 17th June, 7.00 pm

Church of St Anne & St Andrew
125  Salusbury Road NW6 6RG

The choir will be performing with the
Queens Park Singers
Queen's Park Junior Singers, director Mary Phillips


MESSIAH

Mozart Coronation Mass
Tantum Ergo

Sibelius: four accapella songs for mixed choir

Rakastava (The lover)
Työkansan marssi (Workers’ march)
Aamusumussa (Morning mist)
Koulutie (The way to school

Sunday 19th March 6.30pm

Church of St Anne & St Andrew
125 Salusbury Road NW6

The choir will be performing together with the Queens Park Singers

Queen's Park Junior Singers, director Mary Phillips

PAST PERFORMANCES


THE HAPPY PRINCE

The Queen's Park Junior Singers' production of The Happy Prince by Malcolm Williamson took place in November 2014. 

For our November 2014 production we sold approximately 600 tickets and received standing ovations each night. Judith Weir, the Master of the Queen's Music, wrote on her website “I left in an atmosphere of radiance .... READ MORE


The Queen's Park Junior Singers' production of Benjamin Britten's opera Noye's Fludde was performed on 16th November 2013 for the centenary of Britten's birth.

150 performers took part in this community opera, of whom 130 were children, including 78 singers, solo dancers playing the Raven and the Dove, a string orchestra, trumpets, recorders, and percussion. Some of the children ... READ MORE