8.00pm, Monday 13 May
St Pancras Parish Church, NW1 2BA

Performers

The East London Evensong Choir
Jonathan Pease Director

Programme

The East London Evensong Choir presents a set of new anthems by composer Jonathan Pease. These glittering settings of poetry, psalmody and scripture span the entire church year, from Advent to All Saints.

The East London Evensong Choir

The East London Evensong Choir convenes singers from East London and beyond at a different parish church each month, allowing local congregations to experience the beauty and richness of Choral Evensong, and makes regular summer visits to churches and cathedrals across the United Kingdom including St Martin in the Fields, Waltham Abbey, and Bury, Southwark and Chelmsford Cathedrals. The choir is led by its founder and musical director Jonathan Pease.

Jonathan Pease

Jonathan Pease Jonathan Pease graduated with an MA in Music from Cambridge University in 2010, where he studied composition with Giles Swayne. He is a prolific composer and librettist. Scheduled within the next year are the first performance of Concrete Music, a full-length opera about the death of a 1960s architect, at Poplar Union; a professional recording of Marginalised Groups, a chamber opera about an office argument, commissioned by Teatime Opera; and the release of Whither I go, ye cannot come, a music video based on a Passion setting, directed by David Jones. His first opera, These Things Happen, depicting a group of people discussing their romantic problems in a bar, was performed at the Courtyard Theatre, Hoxton, in 2012; and a children’s opera about a near-fatal boating accident, St. Luke’s Shipwreck, first came to life in 2016. He was a finalist in the 2012 ENO Mini Operas competition and the 2015 Opera UpClose Flourish competition.