The JCS will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Zoltán Kodály in three separate concerts in March 2017.
On 3 March we will be joined by the award-winning Hungarian vocal ensemble the Banchieri Singers and instrumentalists Júlia Pusker (violin) and Dóra Kokas (cello) for a programme of a cappella choral works and music for violin and cello dedicated to the Hungarian composer, teacher and ethnomusicologist. This concert will take place in St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden and is sponsored by the Hungarian Cultural Centre in London.
On 6 March – the actual anniversary of Kodaly’s death – the JCS is delighted to be one of the choirs performing at St John’s Smith Square in a concert arranged by the British Kodály Academy– this year is also the 50th anniversary of the Kodály method of teaching music being introduced into the UK.
Finally, on 23 March at St. Giles’ Cripplegate Church in the Barbican, the JCS will perform Kodály’s Missa Brevis and Frank Martin’s Messe pour double choeur in a programme that combines two undoubted masterpieces of 20th Century choral composition.
Concert timings and ticket details are on our ‘Performances’ page.