Concerts and Events

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Sat 8th April 2017, 7:30pm at St John’s Waterloo

For our Spring Concert 2017, Diversity Choir will have as guests Glória, Dublin’s Lesbian and Gay Choir.

Together we will be celebrating the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi, and performing music with an operatic and musical theatrical connection, some Irish ballads and some disco favourites! The programme will include:

• Monteverdi’s “Beatus Vir”
• Extracts from Cavalleria Rusticana
• Cantique de Jean Racine
• Irish folk songs and ballads
• Rodgers and Hammerstein Medley
• Abba Disco Classics!

Advance Tickets: £12 / £8 concessions (Unemployed, children and students in full-time education, seniors over state pension age).

Online sales will close at 12 noon on the day of the concert, but tickets will still be available on the door.


Winter Concert

Our concert at St John’s Waterloo on 4 December 2016 was themed Spellbound –  celebrating faeries, magic and all things supernatural.

Our repertoire for the evening included the following popular and classical pieces:

  • Selections from Purcell’s The Fairy Queen
  • Dream With Me (from Peter Pan)
  • Fairytale of New York
  • Mister Sandman
  • Selections from The Wizard of Oz
  • Walking in the Air (the theme from The Snowman)
  • Rheinberger’s Mummelsee op. 95, 1.

 

Rehearsing the Wizard of Oz

Pictures: Pat Langford

 

Our joint concert with Gloria from Dublin

Sat 8th April 2017, 7:30pm at St John’s Waterloo

Inspiration for the concert is Monteverdi’s 450th anniversary, and we’re planning that  “Beatus Vir” will be performed as a joint piece by Diversity Choir and our friends from Dublin, Gloria.

Our theme will be Theatre for our other pieces, as Monteverdi was one of the earliest composers to fully develop opera writing. Our Musical Director, Jan Rautio, is considering the following other pieces so far:
– Mozart’s “Ave Verum”
– The “Easter Hymn” from “Cavalleria Rusticana”
– The “humming chorus” from “Madam Butterfly”
Gloria are planning to perform:
– A mixture of traditional Irish folk songs and ballads
– Classical pieces such as Cantique De Jean Racine
– Some modern contemporary pieces by the Pentatonix
– Some Abba disco classics!
Stay tuned for ticket information next March.

Noises, Sounds and Sweet AirsNoises, Sounds and Sweet Airs

Sat 2nd Apr, 2016 at London The Gresham Centre

Doors: 19:00
Price: £12.00/£8.00

Our Spring Concert for 2016 features opera choruses and musical theatre numbers with a reference to Shakespeare, to mark the 400th anniversary of his death. The programme will include:

– Choruses from Verdi’s Macbeth and La Traviata
– Choruses from Rameau’s Platée and Les Indes Galantes
– Prisoners’ Chorus from Beethoven’s Fidelio
– Extracts from West Side Story and Kiss Me, Kate.

Accompanied by piano and strings.

This concert will be in our home venue of The Gresham Centre, Gresham St, London EC2V 7BX (nearest tube St Paul’s)

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Go West!

A Celebration of American Music

Our 4th July concert celebrated the best of American song across all genres. A varied programme included:

  • Classical works by Aaron Copland, Charles Ives and Samuel Barber
  • Songs for men’s and women’s voices by leading female composer Amy Beach
  • Broadway tunes from Rodgers & Hammerstein and Bernstein
  • Arrangements of some well known Motown, country and soul songs.

Diversity Choir participated in Various Voices Dublin, from 12th-16th June 2014, joining over 2,000 other delegates from LGBT choirs around the world.

We performed on Saturday, 14th June at 12:00 in Mahony Hall, The Helix, Dublin City University; and on Sunday, 15th June at 12:20 in Dublin City Hall.