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The Choir of London singing at St Anne’s Church, Jerusalem Old City

The Choir of London gave a concert earlier today at St Anne’s Church, Jerusalem Old City, as part of the Palestine Choral Festival. The concert included works by Byrd, Tallis, Croce, Lobo, Tavener, La Rocca and Holst. [Photos by Sophie Pickford]

Young Palestinian Musicians performing in Beit Sahour, Palestine

The Choir of London Bursary Scheme gives young Palestinian musicians the chance to visit the UK for a short period of study, based around a residential music course with young British musicians, followed by a residency in London playing with Choir of London musicians, and ending with a showcase concert.

This year the Palestine Choral Festival has brought together several young Palestinian musicians who have traveled to London to participate in the Bursary Scheme since 2008. Earlier today, (photos below) they performed a programme of chamber music (Brahms Sextet, Hummel Septet, Strauss Metamorphosen) at the The Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Beit Sahour, Palestine.


The Choir of London singing in the Latin Church, Taybeh, Palestine

The Choir of London gave a concert this evening in the Latin Church, Taybeh, Palestine, as part of the Palestine Choral Festival.

Concert for Sacra Liturgia UK

The Schola Cantorum of The London Oratory School will be giving a concert on Tuesday 5 July 2016 at 7pm at Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road, London SW7. In association with Sacra Liturgia’s UK Conference, the concert will include Christopher Tye’s Missa Euge bone and motets by William Byrd, John Sheppard and Anton Bruckner. The Schola will also sing motets by two contemporary Catholic composers: Sir James MacMillan, a Patron of the Schola, and Frank La Rocca. Tickets priced £15 (£10 concessions) will be available on the door and in advance from Entry is free to Sacra Liturgia conference delegates.


St Matthew Passion at the London Oratory

The Schola Cantorum of the London Oratory School will be performing J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion on Tuesday 15 March 2016 at 7pm at the London Oratory. The Schola will be joined by the London Oratory Junior Choir and the Belgravia Chamber Orchestra, directed by Charles Cole. The part of the Evangelist will be sung by Nicholas Mulroy and the part of Christus by Marcus Farnsworth. The performance will be sung in German and the solo Arias will be sung by boys from the Schola. Tickets, priced £20 (£10 concessions) will be available on the door and in advance from the Oratory House. Generously sponsored by Rawlinson & Hunter and Maecenas. See the poster below for more details.




The London Oratory Christmas Carol Service

Annual Carol Service

Mass at Santa Trinita dei Pellegrini, Rome

This morning Fr Paul Gillham celebrated Mass for the boys of St Philip’s School in honour of St Edward the Confessor, whose feast is today. The Mass, in the Extraordinary Form, took place at the Church of Santa Trinita dei Pellegrini. Later on the boys visited the Basilica of St Paul’s outside the Walls, bringing to a close the school’s pilgrimage.