Imperial College Chamber Choir

Everlasting Light

7:30 PM Thursday 16th November, Holy Trinity South Kensington, SW7 2BA

ICCC 2023/24

Carolina Escaler

Clara Bollen Gandolfo

Daria Ditri

Emma Walmsley

Hannah Gheel

Janice Chak

Margarida Santos

Natalie Wu

Olivia Priestland

Aditi Mehendale

Amarachi Ohanusi

Amy Collis

Clarisse Bonacina

Iona Biggart

Maria Portela

Sebastian Tsang

Urbi Modhura

Arun Ramanathan

Felix Gideonse

Harry Tomlins

Jack Finnis

Pallav Bagchi

Robin Flower

Alex Christopherson

Ben Connolly

George Bindloss

Kiyan Eddaoudi

Owen Brook

Pablo Egerique G.C.

Tom Richardson

William Chen

Accompanist: Charles Maxtone-Smith

Thank you to our ICCC Chums for supporting us- Kathleen McManus, Sarah Melville, Ria Bromley, Alison Carter, Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami, Luke Melville and Ben Miller

About the choir

Originally founded in 1997 by Therees Hibbard as part of Imperial College Choir, the Chamber Choir became a separate and established ensemble in 2007 under the leadership of Jessica Gillingwater. The choir subsequently evolved under the directorship of William Glendinning from 2011-2018 and Jack Apperley from 2018-2023, which saw the introduction of regular concert and evensong cycles, tours, and more prestigious recognition. Today, the choir is an auditioned ensemble of circa 26 voices and is conducted by Patrick Allies.

The Chamber Choir has a colourful musical and social calendar. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings, following which we are keen frequenters of the Union Bar. We present several concerts per term and sing fortnightly Wednesday evensongs at Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road. We regularly undertake various external projects such as weddings, recordings, DofE awards ceremonies, church services and gallery recitals at local museums.

Taking our music outside of college is very important to us, and we go on a week-long Easter tour, a week-long summer tour, and an introductory weekend away in October. Our summer tours are a highlight of the year, both musically and socially. Recent tours have included Brittany, France (2016), Lake Garda, Italy (2016), The Highlands, Scotland (2017), Porto, Portugal (2017), Brecon Beacons, Wales (2018), Ljubljana, Slovenia (2018), and most recently Florence, Italy (2022). This summer (2023) we visited Galicia in North-West Spain, where were invited to sing a concert and mass at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

Patrick Allies

Patrick is a conductor and musicologist based in London. He began his musical education as a chorister at the Temple Church, and sang in Gloucester Cathedral Choir before taking up a Choral Scholarship to study Music at King’s College London. Patrick went on to postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge where he was a member of Jesus College Choir.

In his role as Artistic Director of the London-based vocal ensemble Siglo de Oro, Patrick has made five acclaimed recordings with Delphian Records of music from the Renaissance to the present day. Under Patrick’s direction, the group has taken up invitations to perform in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Malta and the USA. Closer to home, Patrick and Siglo de Oro have performed several times at Wigmore Hall.

Prior to his appointment as Conductor of Imperial College Chamber Choir, Patrick held roles at Morley College, the City Literary Institute and West Sussex Music. Most recently, Patrick has spent a term as Acting Director of Music at King’s College London, conducting the chapel choir. He is currently a member of the REMArkables, the professional development scheme of the European Early Music Network.

Alongside his work as a conductor, Patrick is a DPhil student in music at the University of Oxford, where he has taught at St Peter’s College. Patrick’s research, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, involves fifteenth-century choirs and their performance spaces.

Running order and translations

Hubert Parry My soul, there is a country

Bobby McFerrin Psalm 23

Eric Whitacre Lux Aurumque

Light,
Warm and heavy as pure gold
and angels sing softly
to the new-born babe

Herbert Howells Requiem – I: Salvator Mundi

Herbert Howells Requiem – II: Psalm 23

Herbert Howells Requiem – III: Requiem aeternam (1)

Herbert Howells Requiem – IV: Psalm 121

Herbert Howells Requiem – V: Requiem aeternam (2)

Herbert Howells Requiem – VI: I heard a voice from heaven

Rest eternal grant unto them. And may light perpetual shine upon them. Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord.

INTERVAL

Henry Walford Davies Psalm 121

Undine Smith Moore We Shall Walk Through the Valley

Edgar Bainton And I saw a new heaven

Gabriel Fauré In paradisum

May the angels lead you into paradise:
may the martyrs receive you as you arrive,
and bring you into the holy city of Jerusalem.
May the choir of angels receive you,
and with Lazarus, once a beggar,
may you have eternal rest.

William Harris Faire is the Heaven

Johannes Brahms Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen

How amiable are thy tabernacles,
O Lord of hosts!
My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth
for the courts of the Lord:
my heart and my flesh crieth out
for the living God.
Blessed are they that dwell in thy house:
they will be still praising thee.

Hubert Parry I was glad

Upcoming Performances

Choral Evensong, Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road, SW7 2BA, 5:30pm 22nd November and 6th December

Christmas Concert, 7:30pm 7th December, St Mary the Virgin Church, Hambleden, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 6RS

Imperial College Carol Service, Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road, SW7 2BA, 6pm 11th December

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