The Glory of the Baroque
Purcell Come, Ye Sons of Art
J S Bach Mass in G BWV 236
Purcell Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes
Vivaldi Gloria RV589
Known for their adventurous programming and imaginative repertoire, The Elysian Singers with Sam Laughton are a leading UK choir who regularly give concerts in and around London. Priding themselves on reaching consistently high performance standards, their entry requirements are rigorous. In spite of this, they maintain a friendly and relaxed atmosphere embracing singers from all backgrounds.
They have recorded a number of enthusiastically received CDs, the latest of which is “MacMillan: One Equal Music” released in 2019 celebrating the enormous and varied contribution of Sir James MacMillan, their patron, to the choral repertoire over the last 20 years.
As a former organ scholar at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where he read music, their Director Sam Laughton now juggles dual careers as a barrister and musician. He is also the Director of the Craswall Players, the Chiltern Camerata, and the Speen Festival. Much in demand as a guest conductor, working with such orchestras as the Oxford Sinfonia, Kensington Chamber Orchestra, Kew Sinfonia, Orchestra of the City, Crendon Chamber Orchestra and Trinity Camerata. In addition, as a keyboard player he has worked with the groups as varied as Oxford Philomusica, the Joyful Company of Singers, English National Opera and Garsington Opera.
After a three year break, and with an intelligent programme again directed by Sam Laughton, we have no doubt you will feel amply rewarded by their performance. Not to mention the excellent turnout they always elicit at Dore Abbey.