RICHARD BRAIN

CONDUCTOR

Diary 2017

Saturday 21st January, 3.30pm
Evensong, St Edmundsbury Cathedral


Richard Brain, director of music
David Hinitt, organ
Choir of Christ Church Southgate



Sunday 22nd January, 6.30pm
Churches Together Epiphany Carol Service | Christ Church Southgate


Richard Brain, director of music
David Hinitt, organ
Choir of Christ Church Southgate



Saturday 11th February, 11am-4pm

A Sea Symphony Workshop


Come and sing with Richard Brain and Barnet Choral Society as they explore one of the most ground-breaking works of English 20th Century music - Ralph Vaughan Williams' A Sea Symphony. The day will provide participants with an opportunity to sing many extracts of this magnificent work as well as to learn more about how Vaughan Williams would define a new identity for English music.


Venue: Queen Elizabeth Boy's School, Barnet



Saturday 18th February, 7.30pm

Songs for Spring


Richard Brain, conductor

de Merc Chamber Choir


The renowned a cappella chamber choir perform a summer collection of madrigals, partsongs, and popular jazz classics, including works by Holst, Parry, Vaughan Williams as well as old favourites by Con Conrad and The King's Singers. 


Venue: St Mary's Church, Bocking



Satuday 11th March, 5pm

RSCM Young Voices Festival


Richard Brain, conductor

Alison Fisher, conductor

Keith Brown, organ


A chance to sing Choral Evensong with other young singers from across the London area. The next Young Voices Festival  (choral evensong) will be on the theme The Power of Prayer.

Learn new repertoire, increase your skills in Anglican chant, and enjoy singing with other choirs. Suitable for young singers aged 7-18 but particularly helpful for those preparing for Voice for Life awards.


Venue: Christ Church Southgate 



Saturday 18th March, 7.30pm
The Sprig of Thyme, Rutter

Five Spirituals, Tippett

Five English Folk Songs, Vaughan Williams

Richard Brain, conductor
Kate Macpherson, piano

Bishop's Stortford Choral Society

Venue: Bishop's Stortford Methodist Church



Wednesday 29th March, 7pm
William Perkin High School Spring Music Concert


William Perkin High School Concert for Years 7 and 8 including semi-staged performances of Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and, The Lion King



Saturday 2nd April, 6.30pm
Passion Sequence | Christ Church Southgate

Richard Brain, conductor

David Hinitt, organ

Choir of Christ Church Southgate


Saturday 8th April, 7.30pm
The Sea Symphony, Vaughan Williams

Gloria, Poulenc


Emily Armour, soprano

René Bloice-Sanders, baritone

Richard Brain, conductor

Barnet Choral Society

Amadeus Orchestra


Venue: East Barnet School



Sunday 16th April, 10am

Easter Day Orchestral Mass | Christ Church Southgate

Krönungmesse (Coronation Mass) K.317, Mozart

Since By Man Came Death and Hallelujah Chorus, Handel

Haec dies, Byrd


Richard Brain, Director or Music

David Hinitt, organ

Liz Partridge, orchestral leader

Choir of Christ Church Southgate

Bach Sinfonia



Saturday 13th May, 7.30pm
Maytime Melodies

Richard Brain, conductor
de Merc Chamber Choir

Venue: St Michael's Church, Bishop Stortford



Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th May
Resident Visiting Choir at St Albans Cathedral

Richard Brain, director of music 
David Hinitt, organ
Choir of Christ Church Southgate



Saturday 1st July, 7.30pm
Opera Choruses


Catherine Woodward, soprano

Peter Smith, tenor

René Bloice-Sanders, baritone

Richard Brain, conductor

Colin Spinks, piano

Barnet Choral Society

An evening of famous and well loved opera choruses and arias


Venue: St John's Church, Friern Barnet



Saturday 8th July, 7.30pm

Magnificat, Buxtehude

Dixit Dominus, Handel

Four Coronation Anthems, Handel


Emily Armour, soprano

Daisy Walford, soprano

Magid El-Bushra, counter-tenor

Richard Robbins, tenor

Michael Craddock, bass

Richard Brain, conductor

Bishop's Stortford Choral Society

Bishop's Stortford Sinfonia


Venue: All Saints Church, Hockerill



Final Concert Tour with the de Merc Chamber Choir
Midsummer Melodies

Saturday 22nd July, 7.30pm
St Mary Magdelene Church, Harlow

Saturday 12th August, 7.30pm
St Martin's Barton, Torquay



Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th August

Resident Visiting Choir at Westminster Abbey


Richard Brain, director of music

Choir of Christ Church Southgate


Saturday 16th September, 4pm

Evensong at Southwark Cathedral


Richard Brain, director of music

David Hinitt, organ

Choir of Christ Church Southgate



Saturday 23rd September

Gilbert and Sullivan Choruses Workshop Day


Richard Brain, workshop leader


A fun filled day of singing choruses from the operettas of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan


Venue: Queen Elizabeth Grammer School, Barnet

Organised by Barnet Choral Society



Sunday 5th November, 6.30pm | Christ Church Southgate

Requiem Mass for the Feast of All Souls

Requiem, Duruflé


Richard Brain, director of music

David Hinitt, organ

Choir of Christ Church Southgate



Saturday 18th November, 7.30pm

Beethoven Choral Masterpieces

Mass in C

Calm Seas and Prosperous Voyager

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C


Daisy Walford, soprano
Rose Martin, mezzo-soprano
Richard Robbins, tenor
Edward Kay, bass

Rebecca Taylor, piano

Richard Brain, conductor

Barnet Choral Society

London Mozart Players


Venue: St John's Church, Friern Barnet



Sunday 26th November, 6.30pm

Christmas Oratorio ​Bach


Emily Armour, soprano

Helen Stanley, mezzo-soprano

Thomas Castle, tenor

Edward Kay, bass

Richard Brain, conductor

Choir of Christ Church Southgate

Bach Sinfonia


Venue: Christ Church Southgate



Saturday 2nd December, 7.30pm

Mass in B Minor, Bach


Daisy Walford, soprano

Helen Stanley, mezzo-soprano

Richard Robbins, tenor

Angus McPhee, bass

Richard Brain, conductor

Bishop's Stortford Choral Society

​Bishop's Storford Sinfonia


Venue: St Michael's Church, Bishop Stortford



Tuesday 5th December, 6.30pm

Arthritis Care Carol Concert 


Richard Brain, director of music

Choir of Christ Church Southgate


Venue: Queen's Chapel of the Savoy



Thursday 7th December, 6.30pm

Exeter University Alumni Carol Service


Richard Brain, musical director

Michael Graham, musical director

Exeter Univeristy Alumni Choir

Exeter University Chapel Choir


Venue: St Lawrence Jewry



Saturday 16th December, 7.30pm

Barnet Choral Society Christmas Concert


Richard Brain, conductor

Kate Macpherson, organ

Barnet Choral Society


Venue: St John the Baptist, Chipping Barnet


Further details to be announced.



Friday 22nd December, 7.30pm | Christ Church Southgate

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols


Richard Brain, director of music 

David Hinitt, organ

Choir of Christ Church Southgate



2018

Principle Repertoire


Requiem, Duruflé​

Mass for Double Choir, Martin

Elijah, Mendlessohn

Blest Pair of Sirens and I Was Glad, Parry

Belshazzar's Feast, Walton

Dona Nobis Pacem, Vaughan Williams