27 June to 5 July
Make it A Million Milestone
North London summer music festival Proms at St Jude’s announces a spectacular line-up of concerts. Over the past 28 years, the Festival has grown in size, quality and reputation with 5,500 people from all over London attending. Also, in 2020, Proms at St Jude’s hopes to reach a very special milestone – one million pounds raised for charity since it began in 1993.
Running from 27 June to 5 July, musical highlights include:
• Aurora Orchestra with soloists Sarah Connolly and Andrew Staples performing Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde.
• Opera Gala Evening performed by the Orion Orchestra with favourites by Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti and Bellini.
• Following their show stopping performance of Stand By Me at the Royal Wedding in 2018, The Kingdom Choir will sing a mix of gospel and songs from their album.
• Sir Willard White returns with Counterpoise to trace the progress of music from ragtime, blues and jazz.
• The highly successful British vocal ensemble VOCES8 will perform a wide programme of songs from Tallis to Rachmaninov. This will include the world premiere of a new commission The Innocents, about the sinking of the SS City of Benares when they will be joined by the Finchley Children’s Music Group.
Other highlights include: Orchestra Nova with conductor George Vass will perform some of the most loved pieces by Mendelssohn and Schubert; after forty years together the Endellion String Quartet has decided to hang up their bows in 2020, so this is one of the last opportunities to hear them perform two Beethoven Quartets; and for soul music lovers, Jeremy Sassoon plays the iconic music of the American rhythm and blues singer Ray Charles including Georgia on my Mind.
The Festival closes with the Echo Ensemble conducted by Noah Max in a programme including his father Robert Max playing the sublime Dvořák Cello Concerto, plus traditional Last Night favourites.
The Festival also includes events specially for children. After last year’s success, The Junk Orchestra workshops return where children play instruments made from found objects; there’s Teeny Proms for 3-5 year olds; and The Magnard Ensemble will perform Revolting Rhymes and Marvellous Music a Roald Dahl extravaganza. There are five free lunchtime concerts and the 2020 Proms will be kicked off with a concert performed by Braimah and Konya Kanneh-Mason.
To buy tickets or for more information please visit Proms at St Jude
Box Office: 020 3322 8123
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