Fulham Camerata choir ushers in spring with joyful concert

The sounds of Vivaldi, Handel and Bach will ring in spring as the Fulham Camerata choir performs its next concert in March.

Taking place on Sunday 19 March at Holy Cross Church, in Ashington Road, the performance is set to shine a light on composers of the 17th and 18th centuries. Showcasing the local group’s 35-strong choir, the Glories of the Baroque concert will also feature rousing music from two string quartets.

Fulham Camerata music director Harry Castle explained that the Baroque style of classical music is “known for its dramatic and energetic spirit”, and the spring concert promised to be “full of life and joy”.


The concert kicks off at 6.30pm, with the first half opening with German-British composer Handel’s Zadok the Priest, which was written for the coronation of King George II in 1727 and has been performed at the coronation service of every British monarch since then.

The choir will continue the concert with fellow German composer Bach’s ethereal O Jesu Christ Meins Lebens Licht, before performing Italian composer Monteverdi’s Beatus Vir piece created for six voices.

The Fulham Camerata – accompanied by pianist Chris Potts – will follow with a movement from Handel’s organ concerto, The Cuckoo and the Nightingale.

The programme finishes with Venetian composer Vivaldi’s famous Gloria, which was written in the early 1700s for orphaned and abandoned girls in the city, featuring soloists from within the choir.

Tickets cost £15 for adults – £10 for students and under 16s are free.

For more details or to book visit the booking page on Fulham Camerata's website.

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