We are passionate about being able to share our music with as wide and diverse an audience as possible; one of the ways we like to do this is through our videos. One effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on our work has been to accelerate our video productions, and to achieve this we’ve been lucky enough to be able to invest our time and effort into a number of YouTube recordings. During lockdown we have created several videos as part of our desire to continue to sing together through our lockdown series.
Schubert's Gott ist mein Hirt, a wonderful piece for female chorus, comforts in the third lockdown until all the Nonsuch Singers can gather again.
One of our favourite moments during many a Nonsuch concert has been combining all 8 parts of Tomkins most precious gems: When David Heard - a lament with text from the Old Testament.
When David heard that Absalom was slain
He went up into his chamber over the gate and wept, and thus he said:
my son, my son, O Absalom my son, would God I had died for thee!
Jauchzet dem Herren is a firm group-favourite, a fantastic arrangement of Psalm 100. Though we were unable to perform in person we were very pleased to release a version from our homes.
We were very sad to be unable to sing at St Peter's Church, Eaton Square for our annual Christmas concert due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a piece we’ve performed a lot, relating to our To The Field Of Stars recording, and is often a real highlight in our concert.
While we were unable to meet in person due to social-distancing measures, thanks to conductor Tom Bullard's conducting, mixing and skills in video creation we continued to sing together in the second lockdown as the members of Nonsuch Singers create a series of video performances for you to enjoy.
Over the first three months of lockdown, the members of Nonsuch Singers have been tirelessly working at home to create a series of video performances for you to enjoy until we can sing together again.