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Corvus Consort give world premieres in Christmas concerts

The Corvus Consort looks forward to a weekend of Christmas concerts 11-12 December, at St James’s Church, Islington, London and at the Lamberhurst Music Society in Kent.

Both programmes will feature a selection of festive music old and new, including lesser-known carols as well as familiar favourites.

Each of the concerts will also include the live performance (premieres in London on the 11th) of twelve brand new miniature carols, commissioned by the Corvus Consort from twelve of the UK’s most exciting young composers as part of their “Twelve Composers Composing” project. These 30-second miniatures, based on the text of the well-known song The Twelve Days of Christmas, were first commissioned in late 2020 and released online as videos throughout the Twelve Days of Christmas last year. The Consort is excited to be giving these brilliant new works their first ever live performances.

“The Corvus Consort’s ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ videos from December 2020 were excellent … a very fresh approach to music making.”
Harry Christophers (Founder & Conductor of The Sixteen)

“What an imaginative and amusing project! This is a lovely opportunity for young composers and singers to collaborate, and has engendered a set of attractive and well-crafted pieces.”
Ben Parry (Artistic Director & Principal Conductor of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain)

“I am so impressed with the enterprise and creativity that has gone into this marvellous project.”
Ralph Allwood (Founder of the Eton Choral Courses & Rodolfus Choir)

Tickets can be booked online via these links: 

Saturday 11 December 2021, 7:30pm | St James’s Church, Islington: London
Sunday 12 December 2021, 6:30 & 8:30pm | Lamberhurst Music Society: Kent

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