Join the first ever Musical Fun Run, raising money for children education through Music In Action and Jersey Sings! Let the music fuel your beat as you run through the beautiful green lanes of St Saviour, starting and finishing in the stunning grounds of Chateau Vermont. With brass bands, Samba led by Jersey Sings star Simone Rebello, barbershop, dixieland jazz and choirs to help keep your energy lifted; this really will be a family fun run to remember!
We are excited to welcome the world renowned choir the Gentlemen of St John's College, Cambridge to tour Jersey and perform intimate concerts, a Musical Fun Run and worship at Gouray between Friday 20th and Sunday 22nd July.
20th July Concert - St Ouen's Church, at 8pm
21st July - Choral Workshop - Chateau Vermont at 11am
21st July - Concert -Town Church in St Helier at 8pm.
22nd July - Gouray Church - church service at 10.30am
Described by BBC Music Magazine as “an immaculately blended, responsive, interactive consort”, the Gentlemen of St John’s are famed for their “pure tone and controlled excellence” (Counterpoint Music). Formed of the Choral Scholars of the world-renowned, Gramophone award-winning Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, they have enjoyed a remarkably busy schedule of concerts and recordings for over forty years.
The series in Jersey will include two concerts not to be missed. In both concerts on 20th in St Ouen and 21st at the Town Church, the choir will sing a first half of beautiful, and dramatic music including Byrd, Tallis and Lassus, spirituals and pieces written especially for the Gents. The second half will be exuberant and thrilling barbership and a capella music from Gershwin standards, the Jungle Book to Beach Boys hits. There is also a choral workshop when people can sign up to sing and learn from the Gents including music by Tallis and the spiritual Steal Away on the morning of Saturday 21st. Then they sing at a Musical Fun Run at 8.30am on Sunday 22nd before joining the service at Gouray Church over Gorey to sing the Byrd Mass in 3 parts, and other sacred music at 10.30am.
Jersey's largest ever singing event and Fort Regent's community event of the year returns with over a thousand children singing in two choirs supported by the Jersey Sings band, David Lawrence conducting and two international soloists singing great music from anthems, pop songs, classics, songs of remembrance, to rock songs. The vibrancy and joy make this an event not to be missed.
To book tickets go to www.eventbrite.com and search for Jersey Sings.
The 10th anniversary seasons of the Liberation Festival takes place in May 2018 with delights for all.
The opening day commences with the musical walk with views over Corbiere Lighthouse and a solo cello concert in the M19 Bunker. On Saturday 12th there will be Mendelssohn's Octet supported by UBS with such luminaries as Lawrence Power, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Boris Brovtsyn and Jennifer Stumm. On Sunday 13th will be Jazz at Hamptonne with leading lady Joanna L'Estrange and her jazz quintet with a new second stage. Then the outreach events begin with masterclasses, composers workshops and educational visits to the schools. On Saturday 19th the Jersey Chamber Orchestra will give a world premiere of a concerto for Kosmos and orchestra to round off the Festival by celebrated composer Errollyn Wallen MBE.
JERSEY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Exciting and dramatic film music performed by international stars including Beethoven's famous Emperor Piano Concerto with world renowned and grammy nominated pianist Jean Efflam Bazouvet, music from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro Overture (in the film Trading Places), Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring (in the film Minority Report) sung by Beaulieu Covent School Choir, this will be a concert not to be missed. Raising money for the Oscar Maclean Foundation
Trading Places - Marriage of Figaro Overture, Mozart
Dead Poet's Society - Piano Concerto No 5, Beethoven
Minority Report - Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring, Bach
King's Speech - Seventh Symphony, 2nd mov, Beethoven
Conductor: Graham Walker
Tickets: £10 - £35 (Children £5)
Pre-concert talk: 7pm
The concert is sponsored by:
Mulberry Estates. &
UBS Wealth Management