Nonsuch Singers in Douai Abbey

Nonsuch Singers is delighted to be able to resume our concert programme for the 2021-22 season. Dates for all of our upcoming concerts can be found on the Current Season page.

 

Our first concert, on 6 November at St Peter's, Eaton Square, has as its centrepiece Frank Martin's Mass for Double Choir. This work unites an awareness of plainsong and Baroque counterpoint, with very modern rhythmic and harmonic exploration. It was completed in 1926 but not performed until 1963, as the composer felt it was too personal to be shared publicly. 'I considered it to be a matter between God and myself,' he wrote. 'I felt that a personal expression of religious belief should remain secret and hidden from public opinion.'

 

Accompanying the Mass are several pieces that the choir rehearsed and recorded individually over the course of the pandemic, and are delighted to be able to perform together. These range from Romantic choral works to close-harmony arrangements, and allow us to share with you the beauty and variety of choral music in all its forms.

 

Ticket information will follow shortly.

 

We follow Government and sector guidelines in ensuring our rehearsals and concerts include enhanced hygiene and ventilation. We encourage members and audiences to protect each other by using face coverings and practising social distancing.

Nonsuch Singers

Sept 2021