The contemporary quartet The Hermes Experiment, winners of the Nonclassical Battle of the Bands 2014 and UK Young Artists 2014, are hosting a Christmas concert at the wonderful St John’s Church in Notting Hill on 16th December 2014.
Titled A Christmas Experiment, the concert will be an alternative take on the traditional carol gathering…but one that doesn’t sacrifice any of the traditional refreshments!
The dynamic and innovative quartet, made up of harp, soprano, clarinet and double bass, will be joined on the night by Ben Corneau on St John’s wonderful church organ; those of you who have visited the church before will know that the organ recently underwent a complete restoration, and is one of the finest church organs in the whole of London.
The quartet will be performing two exciting new commissions by Graham Ross and Jonathan Woolgar, plus carols arranged by the Hermes Experiment themselves, as well as their take on the classic festive favourite, Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols.
The full programme is as follows:
- Graham Ross, Away in a Manger (world premiere)
- Benjamin Britten, A Ceremony of Carols (arr. Millwood)
- Carols arranged by The Hermes Experiment
- Jonathan Woolgar, Procession and Chorale for solo organ (world premiere)
Entry is free, and there will be mince pies and mulled wine to accompany the performance.
A Christmas Experiment
8pm, Tuesday 16th December 2014
St John’s Church