Stuart Vezey

Stuart Vezey was born in 1948 in Kingston-upon-Thames and has been singing with various choirs since the age of 17 including participation in the first Anglo-German performance of Britten’s War Requiem at the Berlin Konzerthaus in 2013 with the North London Chorus and Cantus Domus.

He wrote his first a capella piece in 1968 - a setting of Tennyson’s poem Break, Break, Break (On Thy Cold Gray Stones, O Sea!). Other choral works - some of which have been recorded – include Four Shakespeare Sonnets, Psalm 37, Locksley Hall, Psalm 56 and Ave Maria for a capella choir, a Missa Brevis for mixed chorus, woodwind and brass, Psalm 51 (Miserere) for mixed choir, mezzo soprano soloist and woodwind quartet, The Bells of Christmas Ring and Nunc Dimittis both for double choir and an a capella arrangement of Calm is the morn from his forthcoming composition for baritone, choir and full orchestra -  An English Requiem - featuring text from Tennyson’s In Memoriam.

Those pieces available to view/hear on YouTube are:

Break, break, break (2mins):    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyCKAIaF-3w
(Matthew Hamilton/New London Chamber Choir)

Locksley Hall (3m 44secs):    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MJ7xG2cPSc
(Ivor Setterfield/New London Singers)   

Agnus Dei (from Missa Brevis) (2mins 30secs)):   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ahXOWj1c4o      
(Ivor Setterfield/New London Singers)

Credo (from Missa Brevis) (7mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf0Mp7MN9vk
(Ivor Setterfield/New London Singers)

Psalm 37* (4mins):   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AXw_vUjrBs
(Ivor Setterfield/New London Singers)

Psalm 56 (5mins 30secs):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJgf349krfg
(Ivor Setterfield/New London Singers)

Calm is the morn (5m 51secs):   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEIG43Tc8pc 
(Ivor Setterfield/New London Singers)  

Sweet Silent Thought (from Four Shakespeare Sonnets) (4mins):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr6dCHi3ITg
(Ivor Setterfield/New London Singers)

No Longer Mourn For Me (from Four Shakespeare Sonnets) (4mins): https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=4OtHJG62hi4
(Matthew Hamilton/New London Chamber Choir)

* First performance – Saturday 17 February 2018 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square (Ivor Setterfield conducting the New London Singers)
 

The music for all of the above is published by:

Kidman, Little & Associates Ltd.
57 North View Road
Hornsey
London
N8 7LN

 

E-mail music@klafilmvideo.co.uk for further details.