Mar
17
Sat
2018
Handel: Israel in Egypt @ St Martin's Parish Church, Epsom
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Epsom Choral Society, accompanied by the Regent Sinfonia orchestra and six professional soloists and directed by Julian Collings are to perform Handel’s great oratorio “Israel in Egypt”. Kieran will sing one of the bass roles.

Mar
24
Sat
2018
Mendelssohn: Elijah (Cambridge) @ Guildhall, Cambridge
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm

Kieran features as the title role in Mendelssohn’s epic oratorio Elijah.

Collegium Laureatum
Guildhall, Cambridge

Elijah: Kieran Rayner
Soprano: Zoë Freedman
Mezzo-soprano: Beth Moxon
Tenor: Richard Pinkstone

 

Apr
14
Sat
2018
Mozart: Requiem by candlelight @ St. Martin's in the Fields
Apr 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Brandenburg Choral Festival
St. Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square

Christopher Herrick – Conductor
Natasha Day – Soprano
Polly Leech – Mezzo-soprano
Joel Williams – Tenor
Kieran Rayner – Baritone

Twickenham Choral Society

The Brandenburg Choral Festival presents Mozart’s master oratorio in one of central London’s most beautiful venues.

Apr
21
Sat
2018
Mendelssohn: Elijah (Burgess Hill) @ St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm

Kieran will feature as the title role in Mendelssohn’s epic oratorio Elijah.

Burgess Hill Choral Society
Elijah: Kieran Rayner

Sep
1
Sat
2018
Mozart: Requiem @ St. Martin's in the Fields
Sep 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Brandenburg Choral Festival
St. Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square

The Brandenburg Choral Festival presents Mozart’s master oratorio in one of central London’s most beautiful venues.

Sep
13
Thu
2018
Mozart: Requiem @ St. Martin's in the Fields
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Brandenburg Choral Festival
St. Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square

The Brandenburg Choral Festival presents Mozart’s master oratorio in one of central London’s most beautiful venues.

Dec
14
Fri
2018
Handel: Messiah (Napier, New Zealand) @ St Paul's Church, Napier
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm

Jose Aparicio conductor

Carleen Ebbs soprano
Sarah Court mezzo-soprano
Manase Latu tenor
Kieran Rayner baritone

In what has become a Christmas tradition for all of us, we once again revel in Handel’s enduring masterwork, Messiah. What better way to mark the festive season than with this great oratorio?

Probably the most well known work in the choral repertoire, its breadth includes both intimate arias and the immensely famous and stirring Hallelujah chorus. To our frequent attenders – welcome back! To those new to Messiah – please, do come join us, and see what the fuss is all about.

Dec
16
Sun
2018
Handel: Messiah (Napier, New Zealand) @ St Paul's Church, Napier
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm

Jose Aparicio conductor

Carleen Ebbs soprano
Sarah Court mezzo-soprano
Manase Latu tenor
Kieran Rayner baritone

In what has become a Christmas tradition for all of us, we once again revel in Handel’s enduring masterwork, Messiah. What better way to mark the festive season than with this great oratorio?

Probably the most well known work in the choral repertoire, its breadth includes both intimate arias and the immensely famous and stirring Hallelujah chorus. To our frequent attenders – welcome back! To those new to Messiah – please, do come join us, and see what the fuss is all about.

Dec
21
Fri
2018
Handel: Messiah (Britten Pears Foundation) @ Snape Maltings
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm

Aldeburgh Voices
The Suffolk Ensemble
Charlotte Bowden soprano
Polly Leech mezzo-soprano
Joel Williams tenor
Kieran Rayner baritone
Ben Parry conductor

We open our Christmas Weekend with Handel’s rousing and uplifting oratorio, a cornerstone of the festive season. So hotly anticipated at its first performance that to increase capacity women were asked to wear dresses ‘without hoops’ and men not to wear their swords, Messiah remains one of the most popular works ever written. Come and enjoy it in the company of the hand-picked musicians of the Suffolk Ensemble, Aldeburgh Voices and soloists from the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme.

Feb
21
Thu
2019
Faure: Requiem @ St Martin in the Fields
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm

Fauré Requiem (baritone solo)
Vivace Chorus
Brandenburg Sinfonia
St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

 

 

Mar
16
Sat
2019
The Amazing Mr. Handel @ Snape Maltings
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm

Handel Four Coronation Anthems
Suite in G ‘The Water Music’
Chandos Anthem No.9 O Praise ye the Lord
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness from Chandos Anthem No.4

Handel’s glorious anthems, commissioned for the coronation of King George ll and Queen Caroline in 1727, are bold and extrovert befitting the grandeur and importance of the occasion. They proved instantly popular and Zadok the Priest has been performed at every coronation since 1727. Suffolk Baroque Players play two of Handel’s most popular orchestral works including the Suite in G major, better known as The Water Music.

Kieran will perform as the baritone soloist.

Oct
19
Sat
2019
Faure: Requiem @ St Martin in the Fields
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm

Fauré Requiem (baritone solo)
Brandenburg Sinfonia
St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London

 

 

Nov
15
Fri
2019
Mozart: Requiem @ St Martin in the Fields
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

Mozart Requiem (baritone solo)
Brandenburg Festival
St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London

 

 

Dec
20
Fri
2019
Bach: Christmas Oratorio (Britten Pears Foundation) @ Snape Maltings
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm
Bach Christmas Oratorio (baritone solos)
Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk
Mar
21
Sat
2020
Bach – Easter Oratorio, Snape Maltings (CANCELLED) @ Snape Maltings
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm
Bach Easter Oratorio for Aldeburgh Music Choir.

Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk

Kieran will perform as the baritone soloist.

Oct
2
Sat
2021
Mozart: Requiem @ St Albans’ Church Bristol
Oct 2 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Mozart: Requiem @ St Albans’ Church Bristol

City of Bristol Choir
Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra
Catherine Black leader

Esther Mallett soprano
Annie Gill mezzo soprano
Nicholas Mulroy tenor
Kieran Rayner baritone

Conducted by David Ogden

W.A. Mozart Requiem
W.A. Mozart Ave Verum
Elgar Sospiri

In a poignant return to the concert platform, City of Bristol Choir marks its 30th anniversary season with a programme that includes the first piece that the choir ever performed – Mozart’s Requiem. The work is full of drama and exquisitely crafted music for soloists, choir and orchestra. Each hour-long performance also includes Mozart’s bite-sized masterpiece, his setting of the Ave Verum, and Elgar’s atmospheric and reflective orchestral work, Sospiri.

Tickets £10 for adults, £5 for students in full time education and under 18s, available from City of Bristol Choir’s online box office

Mozart: Requiem @ St Albans’ Church Bristol
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Mozart: Requiem @ St Albans’ Church Bristol

City of Bristol Choir
Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra
Catherine Black leader

Esther Mallett soprano
Annie Gill mezzo soprano
Nicholas Mulroy tenor
Kieran Rayner baritone

Conducted by David Ogden

W.A. Mozart Requiem
W.A. Mozart Ave Verum
Elgar Sospiri

In a poignant return to the concert platform, City of Bristol Choir marks its 30th anniversary season with a programme that includes the first piece that the choir ever performed – Mozart’s Requiem. The work is full of drama and exquisitely crafted music for soloists, choir and orchestra. Each hour-long performance also includes Mozart’s bite-sized masterpiece, his setting of the Ave Verum, and Elgar’s atmospheric and reflective orchestral work, Sospiri.

Tickets £10 for adults, £5 for students in full time education and under 18s, available from City of Bristol Choir’s online box office

Mar
17
Thu
2022
Sophie’s Passion @ Southwark Cathedral & Coventry Cathedral
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm

The German Choir of London and Coventry Cathedral Choir perform a new interpretation of J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion with an original libretto by playwright Ross McGregor, in Southwark Cathedral (7pm 17 March) and Coventry Cathedral (6pm 19 March).

Kieran Rayner will play Robert Scholl (Sophie’s father) and Möhr (an interrogator), as well as singing the bass arias.

Hans and Sophie Scholl are amongst the most famous personalities in Germany. Nearly every town has a Scholl Square, a Geschwister Scholl School, or a Sophie Scholl Street. Their lives are a set part of the German history curriculum in every school and every year new books, documentaries and films about their lives are published.

On May 9, 2021, it would have been Sophie Scholl’s 100th Birthday.

The lives of Hans and Sophie Scholl, founder of the White Rose resistance group, are widely unknown in the UK. That there was resistance in the public during NS time is for many British still news, having learnt at school mainly about the obeying Germans during the war and the enormous following for Hitler.

The German Choir of London wants to tell a different story.

For this concert the German Choir commissioned a play that accompanies J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion to highlight the story of Sophie Scholl, executed by the Gestapo in 1943 for opposing Hitler with a campaign of non-violence during the Second World War.

The concert will tell the story of Sophie, confined in Stadelheim Prison, Munich in the period before her death, through an original libretto created by playwright Ross McGregor, by combining letters, newspaper articles, the White Rose leaflets and court protocols with the music of J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.

This new interpretation will be performed with the German Choir of London and Coventry Cathedral Choir in Southwark Cathedral (17 March) and Coventry Cathedral (19 March). It will encourage us to remember that the courage of Sophie Scholl and her fellow conspirators is an inspiration through time, a reminder that fighting injustice, fighting against systems which are wrong, even against the greatest odds, is truly a message of our time.

Mar
19
Sat
2022
Sophie’s Passion @ Southwark Cathedral & Coventry Cathedral
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm

The German Choir of London and Coventry Cathedral Choir perform a new interpretation of J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion with an original libretto by playwright Ross McGregor, in Southwark Cathedral (7pm 17 March) and Coventry Cathedral (6pm 19 March).

Kieran Rayner will play Robert Scholl (Sophie’s father) and Möhr (an interrogator), as well as singing the bass arias.

Hans and Sophie Scholl are amongst the most famous personalities in Germany. Nearly every town has a Scholl Square, a Geschwister Scholl School, or a Sophie Scholl Street. Their lives are a set part of the German history curriculum in every school and every year new books, documentaries and films about their lives are published.

On May 9, 2021, it would have been Sophie Scholl’s 100th Birthday.

The lives of Hans and Sophie Scholl, founder of the White Rose resistance group, are widely unknown in the UK. That there was resistance in the public during NS time is for many British still news, having learnt at school mainly about the obeying Germans during the war and the enormous following for Hitler.

The German Choir of London wants to tell a different story.

For this concert the German Choir commissioned a play that accompanies J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion to highlight the story of Sophie Scholl, executed by the Gestapo in 1943 for opposing Hitler with a campaign of non-violence during the Second World War.

The concert will tell the story of Sophie, confined in Stadelheim Prison, Munich in the period before her death, through an original libretto created by playwright Ross McGregor, by combining letters, newspaper articles, the White Rose leaflets and court protocols with the music of J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.

This new interpretation will be performed with the German Choir of London and Coventry Cathedral Choir in Southwark Cathedral (17 March) and Coventry Cathedral (19 March). It will encourage us to remember that the courage of Sophie Scholl and her fellow conspirators is an inspiration through time, a reminder that fighting injustice, fighting against systems which are wrong, even against the greatest odds, is truly a message of our time.

Apr
16
Sat
2022
Bach: Passions – Aldeburgh Voices @ Snape Maltings
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm
Selections from Bach’s St Matthew, Mark and John Passions, and more.

Conducted by Dominic Ellis-Peckham, Aldeburgh Voices, The Suffolk Ensemble and soloists perform selections from Bach’s three great Easter passions and Easter choral settings by composers from the 16th to 21st centuries: Victoria, Lotti, Bruckner, Copland and Taverner.

Aldeburgh Voices
Siân Dicker soprano
Lotte Betts-Dean mezzo soprano
Ruairi Bowen tenor
Kieran Rayner bass
The Suffolk Ensemble
Dominic Ellis-Peckham conductor