11th-15th December 2017
The environs of Temple Church already offer solace and a sense of well-being which is only enhanced each December by a superbly varied festival of choral delights.
Temple Church Choir start proceedings this year with a wide ranging programme spanning five centuries. We welcome Merton College Choir (Oxford University’s oldest college) for the first time. They are joined by widely loved and renowned actor Anthony Andrews. Greg Morris returns with a recital of music by JS Bach as part of his epic cycle of 28 concerts in which he is performing Bach’s complete organ works. Back by popular demand are The Tallis Scholars with a programme that celebrates the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi’s birth. The Gesualdo Six represent the younger generation of choral ensemble this year, with a diverse programme entitled Veni, veni Emmanuel. This young group’s director, Owain Park, returns to the festival the following day to make his debut with the BBC Singers – their programme will include some of his own works. Finally we welcome, for their first concert in Temple Church, Voces 8 with music from their ‘Christmas’ and ‘Winter’ albums.
“The Temple Winter Festival has consistently brought the leading names in classical music to the Temple Church and its surroundings, and 2017 is no exception. Temple Church is a unique venue and it is a pleasure to be able to share it with a wider audience. I very much look forward to an excellent programme which offers a superb mix of artists.
I hope this will provide great pleasure to our existing supporters whilst also attracting new audiences who have not previously experienced the historic setting of the Temple.”
Guy Beringer, Chairman of the Temple Music Foundation
For more information and to book tickets, click https://www.templewinterfestival.co.uk/