Our next concert...
Baroque Summer Solstice - Sat, 20 June 2015, 7:30 pm
We will perform the Vivaldi Gloria at St Peter's Eaton Square with the Meridian Sinfonia. This will be our first concert with a baroque orchestra and, as well as the Vivaldi, we will be performing other Renaissance and Baroque music by Bach, Palestrina, Schütz, and Tallis.
A highlight will be the UK premiere of “Apparuit Deus Moysi", a jazzy chant and double choir piece by Antonio Maria Abbatini (1597-1672) which was hidden in the Vatican archives for over 400 years, until the manuscript was discovered by Giuseppe Pecce, one our members, whilst carrying out research in the Vatican library. Giuseppe transcribed the music by hand from the original manuscript. The piece has only ever been performed once before in modern times and has never been performed outside Italy.
Another highlight will be the world premiere of our latest commission from Alexander Campkin, “Thy eyes are sparks”, a poignant and daring Epigram by Greek philosopher Strato, which has been written to be paired with Baroque music and uses a Baroque orchestra.
Tickets online £18, £14 and £10 (plus fee) and at the door £25, £20 and £15.
London's LGBT-friendly semi-professional chamber choir
The Fourth Choir is London's LGBT-friendly chamber choir for advanced singers. We focus on performing great choral works from early music to contemporary choral masterpieces.
The choir was formed in September 2013, and our aim from the outset has been to represent the LGBT community on London's world-class classical music scene.
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Our Artistic Director, Dominic Peckham, is one of the UK's leading choral conductors and works with both professional groups, such as the English National Opera chorus, and educational groups such as the National Youth Choir. Our Associate Music Director is Andrea Brown, Director of Music at Morley College.
The Choir is a group of experienced amateurs, choral scholars, academy-trained musicians and music professionals. Our members are not all LGBT, but we assume that anyone who works with us celebrates diversity and equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered communities. If that sounds like you and you're prepared to put in the amount of time required, we'd love to hear from you!
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Our commissioning project
The choir has been commissioning new choral works from leading composers with texts that reflect secular and LGBT themes. We plan to bring this into public awareness through recordings and by performing at established concert venues and festivals. Our first commission, a Sappho setting by Alexander Campkin 'Unleash the beauty of your eyes' was selected as a required piece at The 54th International Choral Singing Competition Seghizzi.
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For your calendar
Saturday 20 June 2015
Baroque Summer Solstice
St Peter's Eaton Square, London
Friday 16 October 2015
Rush Hour Concert
St George's Bloomsbury
Friday 18 Dec 2015