Inspirational composer and dear friend to Stephen Layton and the Holst Singers – Veljo Tormis – died on Saturday. He leaves a great legacy in the form of his works, the people he taught and the revitalised tradition of folksong in Estonia and beyond. Here’s a clip from the monumental work ‘Helletused’, or ‘Childhood memory (herding calls)’.
A huge thank you to all who came to the Temple Church concert. It was wonderful to see such a full church with a very appreciative audience.
We hope everyone left feeling warmed and uplifted by the music in such beautiful surroundings. If you enjoyed the concert and are hungry for more, missed the concert and are hungry for some, or simply intrigued by what you’re reading, read on… Read more →
Holst Singers can never be accused of resting on their laurels. On Thursday 10 April, we performed a late-night concert of Sir John Tavener’s a cappella choral music at Christ Church Spitalfields. The concert was incredibly well-received and showcased our versatility, concentration and ability to emote through the music.
The very next night, we turned our talents to something completely different: a ceilidh at Cecil Sharp House in Camden! Benefiting from the tutelage of the esteemed caller, we danced the night away with reckless abandon and had an absolute ball. Highly recommended for a good workout, burning calories and generally working up a sweat.
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