A Choral Extravaganza

25 March, 2023 7:30 pm

St. Mary's Church, Church Street, Twickenham TW1 3NJ

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A Choral Extravaganza

Twickenham Choral is excited to announce its next concert, featuring a rich and varied programme of choral works. We are pleased to perform again Roxanna Panufnik’s “Wild Musick,” specially  commissioned and premiered by the choir in its centenary year of 2022 and now regarded a highlight of our repertoire.

In honour of the 70th anniversary of the late Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, we will also be performing Parry’s I was glad a choral piece known for its stirring, celebratory nature. This concert also marks the 110th anniversary of Elgar’s Give unto the Lord, which was commissioned and performed at the Sons of the Clergy Festival in St Paul’s Cathedral.

One of the highlights of the evening will be the solo performance of Mendelssohn’s Hear my Prayer/Oh for the wings of a Dove by BBC Young Chorister of the Year soloist, Naomi Simon. Naomi made her professional debut with us singing the part of the Youth in Elijah at Cadogan Hall in March 2022 and we are thrilled to welcome her back to join us for this special performance.

The concert will conclude with Martin’s Double Choir Mass and Parry’s Blest Pair of Sirens. 

We hope you will be able to join us for this exciting and varied programme of choral works. Tickets for this concert are on sale now – please click the yellow Book Now button to buy your tickets! We look forward to sharing this special evening of music with you.


Panufnik: Wild Musick
Parry: I was glad
Elgar: Give unto the Lord
Mendelssohn: Hear my Prayer/O for the wings of a Dove (Naomi Simon soloist)
Martin: Double Choir Mass
Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens

Naomi Simon

Currently a boarder at Rugby School, Naomi Simon has loved singing since she was first introduced to choral singing at the age of 7 with the York Minster Choir. She particularly enjoyed Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St Matthew Passion and the Christmas services at York Minster, and was also involved in choral outreach singing
with local state schools.

Naomi joined Rugby School at 13 where her confidence as a soprano soloist has grown. She has been helping to promote the New Chorister Programme and sang the solo piece Adonai Ro’I (Psalm 23). She was delighted to be recognised as one of the top five young female singers in the country in the Chorister of the Year 2021 semi-finals. In addition to singing, Naomi plays the saxophone and the piano.