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Concerts

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classical concerts

Our popular concerts are held twice a year, at the end of May and at Christmas time: one performance is always in Marbella and the other somewhere in the Fuengirola/Benalmádena/Mijas area.

As our concerts are mainly given in churches this, to a great extent, determines our repertoire. Since May 2011 the “Camerata Singers” of Sotogrande have joined us for the Spring Concerts and we have performed together repertoire such as Haydn’s “Missa Cellensis” and “Te Deum”, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Gounod’s Messe Solonnelle de Sainte Cecile and the Te Deum and Mass in Bb by Hummel.

Other recent performances have included large-scale choral music from the Baroque such as Vivaldi’s “Gloria”, excerpts from J. S. Bach’s cantatas and “Christmas Oratorio” and Handel’s “Messiah”. Music from the Classical period has included Mozart’s “Requiem” and “Coronation” Mass and we have performed Romantic music such as Mendelssohn’s “Hymn of Praise” and several of his Psalm settings. In 2014 we performed John Rutter’s “Magnificat”.

We also offer a platform for exceptional instrumental soloists (many of whom live in this region) to feature in the concerts; in recent years these have included Haydn’s Trumpet and Cello Concertos, Mozart Violin Concerto, Bruch’s Violin Concerto and Handel’s Harp Concerto.

ENGAGEMENTS

We are also available to sing and play at other events, such as celebratory masses, weddings, baptisms and funerals.

Previous engagements include:

in 2017 we participated in the inaugural concert of the first “Salida del Sol”  Festival of Music in the Hotel IPV Palace & Spa in Fuengirola.

in 2016 we were asked by the Encarnación church in Marbella to sing in a very special Mass on the 19th November for the Brotherhood of San Lazaro. 

we took part in the “Pregón” of the Holy week in Fuengirola and for many years we have taken part in the International Service of Carols and Lessons in Marbella and San Pedro.

providing music at wedding services. The latest one was in 2018 where we assisted with the music during a wedding service in the Encarnacion Church in Marbella.

For further information how we can help you please use our contact form or phone +34 952 475 840 or +34 659 111 526.

Concert announcements

Our Concerts

2019

 

Concert Programme

Concert

Programme

programme may 2019

The 3 main works in this concert share a common theme, that of the Passion of Christ, interpreted by composers from 3 different Christian backgrounds: Italian Roman Catholic,German Lutheran and Welsh Non-Conformism.

Performed by more than 100 singers and 50 musicians on May 26th, in Fuengirola and May, 28th in Marbella.

stabat mater – karl jenkins

“Stabat Mater dolorosa” is a 13th-century Roman Catholic poem; it is one of the most powerful and immediate of medieval poems, focusing on the suffering of Mary, Jesus Christ’s mother, during his crucifixion. It has been set to music by many composers, among them Haydn, Dvorák, Vivaldi, Rossini and Pergolesi.

credo – antonio vivaldi

This is the only setting of the Nicene Creed by Vivaldi and it was probably written for more general use than his settings of the Gloria.

Herr unser Herrsher – Johann S. Bach

The imposing opening movement of The Passion according to St John is one of Bach’s finest choruses and, indeed, one of the great beginnings in all of music.  ‘Herr, unser Herrscher’ (Lord, our Master), establishes the underlying theme and mood of the work

Concierto Beneficio Concordia

Soloists

Collegium Musicum

Soloists

May 2019

Bev Lee Harling – Singer, composer, songwriter and violinist

Bev began her violin studies at the age of 5. After graduating from Middlesex University with a degree in Jazz Studies with voice as her first study she began writing her own material. Following a series of successful solo gigs in Berlin in 2007 Bev joined the No.1 UK classical chart act Mediaeval Baebes and went on to tour extensively throughout the world performing and writing songs for 3 studio albums.

www.bevleeharling.com

Bev released her debut album Barefoot in Your Kitchen in 2012 and her  vocals and violin have featured on many soundtracks for dance-theatre pieces for composer Frank Moon and celebrated choreographer Arthur Pita, including The Metamorphosis (Royal Opera House, also filmed for Sky Arts), The Little Match Girl, The World’s Greatest Show and Run Mary Run (Sadler’s Wells/world tour, starring ballet stars Sergei Polunin and Natalia Osipova).

Since 2018 Bev has been running Songs in Unexpected Places, a series of her original solo voice and violin shows in unusual spaces which are kept secret until the day of the performance.  A new series of this project is being planned for 2019/20 in line with her second solo album.

Last, but definitely not least, Bev is the sister of Alison Harling – our wonderful Leader of the Orchestra!

Alison Harling

Alison Harling – Concertmaster

Bev Lee Harling - Soloist
Bev Lee Harling – Soloist
Charity Activities

Charity

Concordia

and Collegium Musicum Concerts

annual benefit concert

Over the years we have given concerts in aid of different charities.  In 1995 Collegium Musicum and Concordia came together when Princess Marie Louise of Prussia, President of Concordia, invited Collegium Musicum to give a benefit concert in aid of Concordia. This has turned into a very successful annual event which takes place every May at the Incarnation Church in the Old Town of Marbella. We are always on the lookout for Sponsors for this great event.

Charity concordia

Concordia, the Anti-Aids Association, is a charity which was founded in 1994 on the Costa del Sol to help sufferers infected with AIDS who need specialised service and attention. In April 1997 Concordia opened its Day Center in San Pedro de Alcántara. The center takes care of the complete treatment of those affected by Aids, including their families and friends.

Concordia Concert
Marbella 2018 Concert for Concordia

Concordia Thank You letter 2018

Concordia La princesa
Princesa M.L. de Prusia Condesa Schönburg