St Peter's Singers at Holy Innocents Church

Concert supports Teenage Cancer Trust

St Peter's Singers

The Church of The Holy Innocents

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On Saturday March 20 at The Church of The Holy Innocents in Paddenswick Road, there will be a concert by St Peter's Singers, accompanied by the Interplay Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble.

To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Italian composer Andrea Gabrieli's birth, St Peter's Singer have prepared a programme called Venice Polychoral.

In the 16th century, trade made Venice the richest cityon earth. Artistic success followed as the greatest composers of the day, including Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi, and Antonio Vivaldi, wrote their finest music for the city that they called La Serenissima. Praetorius took the Venetian polychoral tradition back to Dresden, where it influenced Schütz, Mendelssohn, and others.

St Peter's Singers say that Holy Innocents Church has the best acoustics in the area for music of this sort.

The concert, which will be directed by Duncan Aspden, will begin at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £10 in advance, or £11 on the door, and £1 for under 12s. Advance tickets can be ordered by emailing tickets@saintpeterssingers.org or by phone 020 8994 0933.

March 4, 2010