Sat, 16 Apr

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London

Stainer's Crucifixion: London Forest Choir conducted by Jonathan Rathbone

A free concert taking place on Holy Saturday, in St Peter-in-the-Forest. No advance booking required.

Stainer's Crucifixion: London Forest Choir conducted by Jonathan Rathbone

Time & Location

16 Apr, 18:00

London, 18 Woodford New Rd, London E17 3PP, UK

About the event

No booking is needed for this free event.

John Stainer was an English composer, working in the Victorian period. His Crucifixion oratorio was written in 1887, the same year St Peter's underwent a significant extension. 

The London Forest Choir was established in 1950 in Walthamstow, North  East London, and has been based in the area ever since. With a  membership of around 80, the London Forest Choir are a diverse group with a common love of choral music. The ensemble's repertoire ranges widely from staple works such as Bach’s St Matthew  Passion and Handel’s Messiah to more unusual and rarely heard works by  composers such as Jonathan Dove and the Choir’s music director Jonathan  Rathbone.

Jonathan Rathbone is a composer, arranger, and conductor. He read music at the Royal Academy of Music specialising in  singing and composition, winning prizes for orchestration and choral conducting. Jonathan was later awarded an ARAM.

Having sung with St Bride’s Choir,  Fleet Street, and the BBC Singers, he joined the Swingle Singers. Jonathan  became their musical director and wrote the majority of the music they  sang for over a decade. His arrangement of “Fool on the Hill” was  nominated for a Grammy. Jonathan is now a composer, published exclusively by Peters Edition.

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