2018-2019 Season

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Date Event Venue  
Sept 22nd Singing Day on Handel's Messiah, in aid of Coram, led by Leslie Olive St Mary's, Reigate  
Oct 27th Vivaldi Four Seasons, Carr Stabat Mater St Edmundsbury Cathedral Tickets available now ►
Oct 28th Carr Stabat Mater, Gjeilo, Laurdisen Ely Cathedral Tickets available now ►
Dec 1st WORLD PREMIÈRE Paul Carr - Gloria, Mozart, Britten St Mary's, Reigate  
Dec 15th Carols St Mary's, Bletchingley  
Feb 9th, 2019 Singing Day St Mary's, Reigate  
April 6th Handel's Messiah St Mary's, Reigate  
May 25th English Music Festival Dorchester Abbey  
June The Master of Ashmore, an opera by Leslie Olive Apex Theatre, Bury St Edmunds  

 

Season Overview

A short but most enjoyable and successful tour to Siena, in the heart of Tuscany, kicked off our 39th season. We sang two concerts and, in the opinion of conductor Leslie Olive, gave possibly the best performance of Paul Carr's Stabat Mater the EAC has ever given.

Our Messiah Singing Day (see below) raised £500 for Coram, the successor to the childeren's charity that Handel himself supported, and in October we travel to Suffolk for a concert in St Edmundsbury Cathedral, with the amazing Savitri Grier playing and directing Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Then we move on to Ely the following day for a concert in the Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral.

Our December concert in Reigate features the World Pemière of Paul Carr's Gloria, commissioned by the EAC. Also in the programme are the Mozart Flute & Harp Concerto and Britten's Ceremony of Carols, and then we have our traditional Christmas concert of festive music and readings in Bletchingley.

In 2019 we have another singing day, a performance of Handel's Messiah in Reigate, an appearance at the Festival of English Music and a concert version of Leslie Olive's opera The Master of Ashmore in the Apex Theatre, Bury St Edmunds.

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Open Singing Day

Handel's Messiah

Leslie Olive, EAC founder and artistic director, leads this singing day exploring the choral singers' and concert-goers' perennial favourite, Messiah. The day is in aid of Coram, the children's charity, which has evolved from the pioneering work of Thomas Coram, who established the Foundling Hospital in 1741. Handel was one of Thomas Coram's first supporters.

Proceeds from the Singing Day, including fund-raising activities and a retiring collection, will be donated to Coram.

 

St Mary's Church, Reigate  RH2 7RN

Saturday September 22nd, 2018     10am - 4pm

Ticket Prices:   £20,  £5 (Students)

 

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The programme includes Vivaldi's Four Seasons, directed by from the violin by Savitri Grier, and Paul Carr's Stabat Mater, commissioned and recently recorded by the EAC.

 

Suffolk Philharmonic Ensemble
Conducted by Leslie Olive

St Edmundsbury Cathedral  

Saturday October 27th, 2018   7.30pm

Ticket Prices  £22, £18, £15, U18s/full-time students £4. Carer for disabled - no charge.

 

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Carr Stabat Mater

 


Conducted by Leslie Olive
Keyboard James Gough

 

Ely Cathedral

Sunday October 28th, 2018    5.30pm

Ticket Prices:  £8, U18s/full-time students £4. Carer for disabled - no charge.

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World Premiere
Paul Carr - Gloria

Composer Paul Carr
The programme includes the World Premiere of Paul Carr's Gloria, commissioned recently by the EAC.
 
Mozart Flute & Harp Concerto in C K299   -   soloists Elizabeth Green (harp) and Gareth Hanson (flute)
Britten Ceremony of Carols
Vaughan Williams Greensleeves
Carr Ubi Caritas
 
English Arts Orchestra

Conducted by Leslie Olive

St Mary's Church, Chart Lane, Reigate   RH2 7RN   

Saturday December 1st, 2018    7.30pm  

Ticket Prices:  £22 (Front Nave), £17 (Rear Nave), £12, U18s/full-time students £5. Carer for disabled - no charge.

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Bletchingley

The Chorale's traditional Christmas celebration, with a new programme of carols, festive songs and readings.


Conducted by Leslie Olive

St Mary's Church Bletchingley

Saturday December 15th, 2018 

Ticket Prices:  £14 (Nave), £10 (Aisles).  Usual concessions.

 

Singing Day

 

 

Leslie Olive will guide us through Paul Carr's Gloria, recently commissioned by the EAC, and to be given its World Première in our concert in St Mary's Reigate on December 1st (see above)

 

St Mary's Church, Chart Lane, Reigate  RH2 7RN  

Saturday February 9th, 2019     10am - 4pm

Ticket Prices:   £20,  £5 (Students)

 

 

Messiah

 

 

 

 

 

English Arts Orchestra
Conducted by Leslie Olive

 

 

 
Saturday April 6th, 2019   7.30pm
 
Ticket Prices:  £22 (Front Nave), £17 (Rear Nave), £12, £5. Usual concessions.

 

 

The Master of Ashmore

 

 

 

A concert performance of Leslie Olive's opera The Master of Ashmore

English Arts Orchestra
Conducted by Leslie Olive

 

The Apex Theatre, Bury St Edmunds

June 2019