Musarc Christmas Concert 2010
Friday 10 December 2010, 7:00pm

Friday 10 December 2010, 7.00pm
Venue: St Bartholomew the Great, EC1

We will be returning to one of London’s most beautiful churches and great acoustic spaces for our Christmas concert this year. Join Musarc on Friday 10 December 2010 at St Bartholomew the Great, EC1, for a night of sound and music from the 15th century to the present.

With performances and new work by Musarc’s choir, Kite & Laslett, Tambourin Trio and Benjamin Oliver.

Installation: Candescence
Candescence is an installation by newly formed architectural installation-art collective Kite & Laslett. The work, consisting of an array of acoustically responsive spheres (weather balloons) activated by sound and touch ‘triggering an ascendance of vision, light and sound’, explores the notion of psychoacoustics and acousmatics in architectural space. For Musarc’s Christmas concert, Kite & Laslett will install one sphere in the North Transept of the church. The audience will be able to experiment with the sphere before and after the concert.

Performances by Musarc and Tambourin Trio
Musarc’s choir and Tambourin Trio will perform works by Thomas Morley, King Henry VIII, Josquin des Prez, John Farmer, Johann Sebastian Bach, François Devienne, C.V. Stanford, Veljo Tormis and Eric Whitacre as well as a new work by Benjamin Oliver first premièred at Musarc’s ‘On air’ concert at the London Festival of Architecture in June 2010.


Friday 10 December 2010, 7.00pm
St Bartholomew the Great
West Smithfield
London EC1

Doors and bar open 7.00pm
Concert 7.30pm
Doors close 10.30pm

Advance bookings
Tickets are available at a reduced price of
£10.00 / £8.00 concessions
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Tambourin Trio
Tambourin Trio was formed in March 2009 by three students in their final year at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. It emerged from a close circle of friends who wanted to perform together and shared an interest in challenging repertoire. The group’s performances to date include works by Dubois, Bach, Tomasi and Martinon. The Tambourine Trio is currently part of the Chamber Tots series at the Wigmore Hall and is taking part in workshops at University College Hospital.

Kite & Laslett
Kite & Laslett was established by Sebastian Kite and Will Laslett, both graduates from the Westminster School of Architecture. To date, their cross-disciplinary projects often involving sound, light, music, performance and sculptural elements, explore forgotten and derelict spaces in London as a medium for installations, architectural interventions and public events.

Benjamin Oliver
Benjamin Oliver was born in 1981 and grew up in Chatham, Kent, in the UK. He left home for Yorkshire and in 2005 graduated from the University of Leeds with distinction in his MMus in Composition. Ben has just completed his DPhil in Composition at the University of Sussex under the supervision of Sam Hayden where he is also an associate tutor in composition. He has been awarded grants from the AHRC and a 2006 PRS Foundation Scholarship for this doctorate work. Ben’s music has been performed internationally and in the UK by ensembles including: Orkest de Ereprijs, Netherlands; Ostrava Banda, Czech Republic); Leeds University Union Symphony Orchestra; Black Dyke and Rothwell Temperance Brass Bands; LIMA Orchestra, Dan Stern’s Woodwork at London Jazz Festival; Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir; Labyrinth; Retorica Duo, Odessa, Ukraine; Kosmos; EMFEB Chamber Orchestra; NYX trio and Leeds Sinfonia. Ben has been recently selected to take part in the International Composer Pyramid Scheme set-up by the Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival, UK, with Coups de Vents, France, for which he is composing a new piece for the ICP ensemble.


Images from Musarc’s Christmas Concert at St Bartholomew the Great, 11 December 2009

Sound System sponsored by Sound Technology | Sound Craft

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