What’s On


  • Wed

    Seven Last Words From The Cross

    St John's College Chapel, Cambridge

    This concert lives long in the memory for us. It was the first time we performed choir favourites Bring us, O Lord God by William Harris and Nikolai Golovanov’s devastating setting of the Lord’s Prayer. We also gave the world premiere of April by Piers Connor Kennedy, written specifically for this concert and which used the String Ensemble who were on hand for the main event to come. Sir James MacMillan’s Seven Last Words From The Cross is his early masterpiece, and we will be sure to perform it again in the future. We were joined by wonderful friends from Cambridge who came to play the fiendishly difficult string parts.

    • Bring us, O Lord God – William Harris
    • April – Piers Connor Kennedy (world premiere performance)
    • Octche Nash – Nikolai Golovanov
    • Seven Last Words From The Cross – Sir James MacMillan

    The Beaufort Singers & String Ensemble
    Leader: Julia Hwang
    Conductor: Joseph Wicks

  • Fri

    All-Night Vigil

    St John's College Chapel, Cambridge

    For our third concert (and what we might have thought was our last at the time!), we turned to one of the most demanding works for unaccompanied choir ever written. Having performed some russian orthodox church music for the first time in the previous concert, it was a natural progression for us to tackle Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil, to feature wonderful soloists Helena Cooke and Michael Bell as well as of course our fine low-bass section. This body of repertoire remains at the forefront of our identity as a choir, and we look forward to our interpretation of this work developing over future years.

    All-Night Vigil, Op. 37 – Sergei Rachmaninov

    The Beaufort Singers
    Joseph Wicks