Boxgrove Choral Festival – Online Series

The Boxgrove Choral Festival is delighted to present a series of four episodes online through its streaming partner OnJam.

Starting on 12th September, we will premiere an episode every Sunday in September 2021 at 7pm. There will also be an extra mid-week episode premiering on Thursday 23rd September.

All four episodes of the series are then available to stream at any time until 15th November 2021!

Episode 1: Renaissance Late Concert (premieres 12th September)

Episode 2: Isolation Songbook (premieres 19th September)

Episode 3: Organ Recital (premieres 23rd September

Episode 4: Festival Concert (premieres 26th September)

See link below.

Further information

The Boxgrove Choral Festival presented by The Beaufort Singers announces its first online offering – a Series of 4 Episodes at Boxgrove Priory staring on Sunday, September 12th.

“After such a wonderful in-person Festival earlier this month where we sang to fantastic live audiences, we can’t wait to share the unique splendour of Boxgrove Priory to a potentially global audience!” says Festival Director, Joseph Wicks.

The Online Series is made up of four concerts as performed live. Tickets are available for the whole series, with premieres taking place at 7pm every Sunday from September 12th, plus an extra midweek episode on Thursday, September 23rd.

Episode 1 (premiering September 12th) is a short Renaissance Late concert given by The Beaufort Singers, performing music from the Spanish renaissance by Lobo and Victoria.

Isolation Songbook premieres as Episode 2 on September 19th, and is a set of pieces commissioned over the 2020 lockdown reflecting the various moods and emotions brought up by the pandemic. BBC New Generation Artist, the mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston, together with baritone Michael Craddock and pianist Alexander Soares perform a selection from the songbook.

An Organ Recital (premiering Thursday, September 23rd) will be given by Festival Director Joseph Wicks on the Priory’s fine 2-manual Hill organ, performing an eclectic programme of Bach, Gibbons, Dupré, Hindemith & Whitlock.

The Series then ends with the big Festival Concert premiering on September 26th with a wide-ranging choral programme focussing on themes of reflection, mourning, hope and joy, capturing the emotional whirlwind of the last 18 months. From funeral music by Howells to ecstatic music for Easter by MacMillan, there is something for everyone.

Tickets are priced at £15 for the whole Series, with every episode available to watch on demand an unlimited number of times until November 15th 2021. For an extra £5 a printed Festival Brochure can be sent in the post.

Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.onjam.tv/the-beaufort-singers/series/boxgrove-choral-festival-2021

We do hope you can join us for what promises to be a very special Boxgrove Choral Festival!

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