Free concert by famous choir
On Tuesday, July 28 the Temple Church Choir from London will give a free concert in the Der Aa Church. The Temple Church Choir is one of England’s finest choirs. It consists of eighteen choristers and twelve professional choirmen (alt, tenor and bass). These choirmen have all been professionally trained and many of them are successful soloists of world renown. Next to their regular education the choir boys are trained in choral singing and they perform both in England and abroad. Director of Music is Roger Sayer. The choir is accompanied by Gregg Morris, organist at Temple Church.
The concert in the Der Aa church is part of the celebrations marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. The Magna Carta (or Magna Charta, Latin for great charter) is the name of the charter on freedom and justice that England’s King John signed in a meadow near Runnymede on June 15, 1215. In 2009 UNESCO added the Magna Carta to the World Heritage List because it is a milestone for liberty and democracy with a worldwide influence. The Magna Carta is one of the most famous documents in English history.
Roger Sayer is Organist and Director of music at the Temple Church in London and Deputy Chorus Director to the London Symphony Chorus. He is also organ soloist on the soundtrack of the film Interstellar which was released in 2014. Sayer studied organ at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and has won many prizes. Under his direction the Temple Church Choir have performed on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and in Washington DC.
Gregg Morris was Organist at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, at Jesus College in Cambridge and St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London. He has been Organist at Temple Church in London since 2006. His extensive repertoire is focused on Baroque music – especially the works of Bach and Buxtehude – and twentieth century French and English music.
Admission to this concert is free.
For more information about their concert tour of the Netherlands please visit the Temple Church Choir website.