2020-2021 Season No. 41

2019-2020 <<  2020-2021

Whilst it is unlikely that our busy programme of events scheduled for next year will go ahead exactly as planned, we remain optimistic, and have planned a full and exciting schedule for our 41st season.

Scheduled Events     

Date Event Venue Ticketing
Sep 26th Singing Day, led by Leslie Olive - Elijah St Mary's Church, Reigate  
Oct 24th Prague Taster - Dvorak Stabat Mater Singing Day St Mary's Church, Reigate  
Nov 28th Come & Sing Handel's Messiah St Mary's Church, Reigate  
Dec 12th Mendelssohn Elijah St Mary's Church, Reigate  
Feb 2nd, 2021 Mendelssohn Elijah QEH, South Bank  
Mar 20th Dvorak Stabat Mater St Bartholomew's, Brighton  
Mar 21st Dvorak Stabat Mater St Mary's Church, Reigate  
Apr 10th Dvorak Stabat Mater St Salvator Church, Prague  
May 29th Paul Carr Into the Light St Edmundsbury Cathedral  
Jun 10th Sponsors Concert Hawth Theatre, Crawley  
Jun 19th Spem in Alium, Rachmaninov Vespers Our Lady of Lourdes, Thames Ditton  
Jul 3rd Spem in Alium, Rachmaninov Vespers St Mary's Church, Reigate  

 

Season Overview

We plan to start our 41st season with our now-traditional September singing day, with Leslie Olive leading us through Mendelssohn's Elijah, to be performed later in the season. With the continuing fall-out from the coronavirus and the consequent uncertainty about when choral events can resume, tickets for this event are not yet on sale.

In 2020, it will be exactly 1,000 years since the foundation of the Benedictine Monastery in Bury St Edmunds by King Canute.  In October we were due to join in the millennium celebrations - unfortunately this has now been postponed until May 2021.

A Come & Sing Messiah is scheduled for November, in St Mary's Church Reigate, with an evening performance complete with professional soloists and orchestra.

Our December concert in Reigate will feature Mendelssohn's Elijah, a programme we hope to repeat in the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London's South Bank in February.

In 2021 we have no less than three performances of Dvorak's Stabat Mater, in collaboration with the Prague Conservatoire Orchestra - the first in St Bartholomew's Church Brighton, the second on the following day in St Mary's Church Reigate, and the third in the orchestra's home city of Prague as part of a mini-tour.

In May, we are participating in a fund-raising concert in the Hawth Theatre Crawley, organised by our sponsor KMG, in aid of St Catherine's Hospice and Cancer Research.

To celebrate 40 years of music-making , in June we are performing Thomas Tallis's 40-part motet Spem in Alium, in collaboration with the Ripieno Choir. The two concerts, in Thames Ditton and Reigate, will also include Rachmaninov's Vespers.

Our final concert, in July, takes place in our "home" church, St Mary's in Reigate. The programme includes a new work by Paul Carr, Four Seasons, and Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem, in the version for reduced orchestra.

 

Open Singing Days

 

Mendelssohn Elijah

Saturday September 26th, 2020    

 

Dvorak Stabat Mater

Saturday October 24th, 2020    

Mendelssohn Elijah

Leslie Olive, EAC founder and artistic director, leads this singing day exploring Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah,which the EAC will be performing twice later in the season.

St Mary's Church, Reigate RH2 7RN

Saturday September 26th, 2020     10am - 4pm

Ticket Prices:   £20,  £5 (Students)

 

Dvorak Stabat Mater

Leslie Olive will lead this singing day exploring Dvorak's Stabat Mater, which the EAC will be performing later in the season, twice in the UK and once in Prague.

If you would like to join us for this tour, or inded the UK concerts, you can find more information here ►  

St Mary's Church, Reigate RH2 7RN

Saturday October 24th, 2020     10am - 4pm

Ticket Prices:   £20,  £5 (Students)

 

Come & Sing Messiah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Come & Sing Messiah

 

A Come & Sing, followed by an evening performance with orchestra and soloists

 

Conducted by Leslie Olive

St Mary's Church, Reigate  RH2 7RN
Saturday November 28th, 2020  

 

 

 

Elijah

 

 

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Mendelssohn  Elijah

 

 

English Arts Orchestra

Conducted by Leslie Olive

St Mary's Church, Chart Lane, Reigate   RH2 7RN   

Saturday December 12th, 2020    7.30pm  

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More details about the venue, including Accessibility ►   

 

Elijah

 

 

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Mendelssohn  Elijah

 

 

English Arts Orchestra

Conducted by Leslie Olive

Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank  

Saturday February 2nd, 2021    7.30pm  

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Dvorak Stabat Mater

 

 

 

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We are joining forces with the Orchestra of the Prague Conservatoire in three performances of Dvorak's  Stabat Mater, in St Bartholomew's Church Brighton, in St Mary's Church Reigate, and in Prague, the orchestra's home city.

 

 

 

English Arts Chorale
Prague Conservatoire Orchestra

Conducted by Leslie Olive

 

Friday March 20th, 2021

 

Saturday March 21st, 2021

 

And on tour in Prague, April 7th - 11th.

 

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

 

 

 

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As part of the Abbey of St Edmund Millennium celebrations, the EAC are giving the first performance of a specially-commissioned work by Paul Carr, Into the Light.

 

English Arts Chorale

Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Conductor: Leslie Olive

 

Saturday May 29th, 2021

 

 

Sponsor's Concert

 

 

 

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A fund-raising concert in the Hawth Theatre Crawley, organised by our sponsor KMG, in aid of St Catherine's Hospice and Cancer Research.

 

June 10th

Spem in Alium &  Rachmaninov Vespers

  

 

 

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Two performances of a collaboration with the Ripieno Choir, singing Tallis's forty-part motet Spem in Alium, in recognition of the EAC's fortieth anniversary, and Rachmaninov's fabulous Vespers, or All Night Vigil.

 

Our Lady of Lourdes, Thames Ditton

Saturday June 19th, 2021

 

St Mary's Church, Chart Lane, Reigate  RH2 7RN  

Saturday July 3rd, 2021  

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