Photo: K.Miura

This summer will see Sofi Jeannin returning to the Proms to conduct the BBC Singers at St Sepulchure-without-Newgate, as part of the Proms at… series. The church, commonly referred to as the ‘Musicians’ Church’, is where Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood first learnt the organ and was later laid to rest.

The a cappella programme, a broad survey of 20th-century English choral music, opens with the setting of lines by the then Poet Laureate, John Masefield, that Walton composed for the unveiling of the church’s Henry Wood memorial window in 1946, and is brought up to date with a new commission by Joanna Lee, At this man’s hand, setting the verse by Masefield that is inscribed on the window itself.

You can find more information on the Prom, including the full programme, here – tickets will be available to purchase from the 14th June.