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Vivaldi: Gloria and Gjeilo: Sunrise Mass @ St. Michael's Church
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Voxcetera chamber choir present a concert of two joyous choral works to welcome spring.


There is much joyful baroque music out there, but none surpasses Vivaldi’s popular Gloria for sheer exuberant happiness. And yet it’s full of variety, its music ranging from slow and tender to delightfully effervescent, with the choir accompanied by a sprightly arrangement of strings, oboe and trumpet.


New York-based Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo loves film music, and in his thrilling, transcendental Sunrise Mass he pays tribute to its high emotions, adrenaline, drama and sense of wonder. Scored for choir and strings and using traditional Latin texts, the 30-minute Sunrise Mass is strong on melody and rich in harmony, opening with gorgeous shimmering chords that emerge magically out of silence. It’s unmistakably modern, but it’s also in touch with early sacred music of many centuries ago.

A licensed bar will be open before the performance and during the interval. The concert should finish by around 9pm, and we recommend The Flask pub opposite the church if you’d like to extend your evening in the company of some of the performers.

Voxcetera Chamber Choir
Jane Hopkins Conductor
Poppy Ewence Soprano
Helen Footman Mezzo-soprano
Katrina Makepeace-Lott Alto
and chamber ensemble

Voxcetera is a north London-based choir performing regularly in north and central London. Recent activity includes concerts at St Martin-in-the-fields, East Finchley Arts Festival, tours to southern Germany and recording work for Unicef’s Generations campaign.