Friday 8th July at 8pm
Holy Sepulchre London
Finsbury Park Singers and Kensington Singers conducted by Hannah Brine and Roseanna Skikun
Alcyona Mick pianist
For the safety of all audience and choir members, you are encouraged to space out in the pews as much as possible. Please ensure your phone and any other electronic devices are switched to silent. Enjoy the concert!
This concert is given in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital charity
Closer To The Flame – music by David Lantz III, lyrics by Susan Bentall Boersma
Tarekita – Reena Esmail
Lowlands – English shanty arr. Peter Hunt and Roseanna Skikun
Star of the County Down – Ulster folksong arr. Alan Cutts
Lascia Ch’io Pianga – George Frideric Handel
Come What May – David Baerwald arr. Charles Beale
Broadway, Here I Come! – Joe Iconis
Performed by Elliot Harris
Get Out of Town – Cole Porter
Performed by Sebastian Michael
Finsbury Park Singers
Can we sing the darkness to light – Kyle Pederson
Locus Iste – Anton Bruckner
If Music Be the Food Of Love – music by David C. Dickau, words by Henry Heveningham
This Little Light of Mine – Moses Hogan
Soloists: Fabia Alexander and Javier Vilarano
I Sing Because I’m Happy – music by Charles H. Gabriel, arr. Kenneth Paden, adapted by Rollo Dilworth, lyrics by Civilla D. Martin
Finsbury Park Singers and Kensington Singers
Laula Kultani – Traditional Finnish
Baba Yetu – Christopher Tin
Kensington Singers is a non-auditioned, mixed voice choir formed by Hannah Brine in 2011. It is conducted by Roseanna Skikun, who took over from Hannah in January 2022.The choir has performed across London, including at the Southbank Centre, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, with groups such as London Contemporary Voices and Capital Chorus. Ladies from the choir were lucky enough to perform at the Royal Albert Hall with Gary Barlow and the cast of his musical, Girls, based on the Calendar Girls true story, as the opening act for the 2017 Olivier Awards. In 2016 they joined the cast of Girls to perform at the Royal Variety Show. In 2019 the choir took part in the BBC Proms performance of In the Name of the Earth by John Luther Adams, and in 2020 they graced the Barbican stage together with the LSO and a massed choir to perform Andre Thomas’ Symphonic Gospel Spirit. The choir’s Autumn term starts on Monday 26th September and new members are always welcome.
Roseanna is a choir director, music teacher, workshop facilitator and vocalist working in London. She is also a visiting coach for multiple choirs, focusing on vocal technique and ensemble development. Originally from Cumbria, Roseanna studied at York (BA Music) and Guildhall School of Music and Drama (MMus Historical Performance – Voice) and has sung in a great variety of ensembles in venues such as Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, National Portrait Gallery, Sam Wanamaker Theatre and at Latitude Festival.
Finsbury Park Singers
Finsbury Park Singers is a mixed-voice community choir based in North London, founded in September 2018 . We have performed for Jeremy Corbyn and at a variety of community events. We kept busy during lockdown, singing via the wonders of Zoom, creating several virtual choir videos, and continuing our charity fund raising efforts.
In 2019 we were honoured to take part in the BBC Proms performance of In the Name of the Earth by John Luther Adams, and in 2020 we graced the Barbican stage, together with the LSO orchestra and a massed choir to perform Andre Thomas’ Symphonic Gospel Spirit. Our Autumn term starts on Tuesday 27th September and new members are always welcome.
Originally from Leicester, Hannah founded High Peak Singers, Finsbury Park Singers, Kensington Singers, Victoria Park Singers, and the ITV office choir. She coached the choir for, and sang with, Gary Barlow for his 2016 Royal Variety performance and his 2017 Olivier Awards, for which he was the opening act, and also performed with Gary on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. Her session credits include Disney, Upstart Crow and various dance releases. She has taught at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, as well as studying on the Estill Voice Model Certified Master Teacher programme with Anne Marie Speed. She has an LRSM distinction in choral conducting, and in 2015 was named a BBC Unsung Hero for her work with Victoria Park Singers.
Hannah released her debut EP A Piece of My Heart in January 2022. Her work over lockdown has seen her tracks feature on new British radio soap opera Greenborne, starring John Altman (Eastenders’ Nasty Nick Cotton). She can also be found composing for choirs. Her Virtual choir piece Winter Lark, written during the 2020 pandemic, was premiered on Scala Radio, and Ray of Sunlight was performed earlier this year by the London Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery Youth Choir. Her 2022 single You & I, recorded with Roger Shah and Ciaran McCauley, reached Number 1 of the worldwide Trance charts.
Alcyona Mick – pianist
Alcyona Mick is a British jazz pianist and composer. She has performed worldwide and worked with a wide array of artists in the UK and abroad, performing at major European, American and Canadian festivals, North Africa and the Middle East.
As a writer she has released several critically acclaimed albums and also trained as a film composer at the NFTS. She has written music for documentary, independent film, TV and silent film. She has also worked in Turkey performing for a music television series on TRT, and has won awards including best film soundtrack at the Anima Mundi International festival Brazil, the UK Promoter’s Choice jazz award, and a nomination for a Parliamentary Jazz award.
Great Ormond Street Hospital charity
Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Every day, about 600 and young people from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments.
Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. Every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children – and change the world.
Despite the greatest challenges a child can face, the hospital is a place where being sick does not always mean being sad. And it’s a place where you’ll find – today and every day – some of the bravest people you could ever meet.
This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity supports the hospital and its patients by funding four key areas: rebuilding and refurbishment, support for families and children, research into children’s health, and life-saving medical equipment.
A huge thanks to all the singers involved in tonight’s concert for their hard work. An especially big thank you goes to the team of volunteers from the choir who have helped make this event possible.
Thanks to the staff at Holy Sepulchre, London and to you, our lovely audience, for supporting us.