Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Carpenters' Hall
Throgmorton Avenue
City of London



Cecilia McDowallGood news from New England
Ralph Vaughan WilliamsValiant-for-truth
Bob ChilcottEven such is time
Eric WhitacreSeal Lullaby
Morten LauridsenSure on this shining night
Orlando GibbonsThe Silver Swan
Percy GraingerShallow Brown
Gabriel JacksonA ship with unfurled sails
Rebecca ClarkeMy spirit like a charmed bark doth float
William MathiasShakespeare Songs: Full fathom five
Thomas WeelkesThule, the Period of Cosmography
Bernard HughesThree Swans


Stephen Jones – Conductor
Pia Jeppersen – violin
Thomas Jesty – Piano

City Chamber Choir

Programme Note

City Chamber Choir’s concert in the beautiful surroundings of Carpenters’ Hall, explores journeys both physical and spiritual.

The choir is honoured to be giving the first performance of a new work by its award-winning President, Cecilia McDowall. Commissioned by Geoffrey Smeed for City Chamber Choir and its conductor Stephen Jones, Good news from New England, for choir and solo violin, is inspired by the Mayflower voyage and draws on the journal of William Bradford, the leader of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts for its text.

Instrumental solos for piano and violin complement this choral voyage of discovery, bringing together varied music from across the centuries to create a fascinating programme with something for everyone to enjoy.

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