I am delighted to be introducing the 5th season of the Temple Winter Festival.
Since its first incarnation in 2013, the festival has continued to grow in stature, showcasing a superb range of talent both from the UK and abroad. The Temple Church’s stunning acoustic and its atmospheric surroundings continue to make this a special place to come at any time, and it feels particularly magical in the run up to Christmas. We are privileged indeed to be able to work in such a place.
This year we open the Festival with our own Temple Church Choir which continues to go from strength to strength. We also welcome back festival favourites The Tallis Scholars and Temple Church organist Greg Morris. Talented young artists The Gesualdo Six make their Temple Church debut and their acclaimed director, Owain Park will also make his conducting debut with the world renowned BBC Singers. We are thrilled to welcome actor Anthony Andrews who will join the Merton College Choir for a programme of music combined with seasonal readings, and to round it all off we welcome VOCES8 to the festival for the first time. All in all a wonderful start to the year’s festivities.
I am greatly looking forward to it, and hope to see you there.