The Bar Musical Society – Mozart Requiem

Thursday 20 July 2017 19:00

£20.00 — £35.00

Inner Temple Hall 19:00

Tickets for this performance are £35, £25 and £20.
Tickets include an interval drink.
Student tickets, priced at £10, can be purchased by
telephone only on 020 7427 5641.

The Bar Musical Society
The St Genesius Choir
Varvara Tarasova piano

Nika Goric soprano
Libby Crabtree mezzo
Peter Kirk tenor
Charles Rice bass


Handel Zadok the Priest
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K466
Requiem in D Minor, K626


Directed by Nikolas Clarke, this performance is in memory of David Humphreys, former Secretary of the Bar Musical Society.  With a glorious programme of Mozart and Handel performed by The Bar Musical Society Orchestra, The St Genesius Choir and featuring soloist Varvara Tarasova, this concert will be performed in the historic Inner Temple Hall.

The Bar Musical Society has been running for more than sixty years.  Its aim is to promote the love and appreciation of music by student members of the Inns, barristers and Judges.  There are three or four concerts each year (held in the Inns or nearby) usually given by professional musicians.  The concerts are followed by supper, creating the opportunity to meet like-minded students, barristers and Judges in an informal environment.

The St Genesius Choir was founded 8 years ago by fellow barristers Nikolas Clarke (director) and Pippa Alderson (soprano). The members of St Genesius are all talented singers and musicians who also sing with other leading choirs – from the London Philharmonic Choir and London Symphony Chorus to small chamber groups – but who have chosen to follow other careers such as law, accountancy, design and teaching.  They sing for pleasure and their love of choral music.

Born in St Petersburg, Varvara Tarasova is an Artistic Diploma student at the Royal College of Music and in 2016 graduated from London’s Royal College of Music as Master of Performance.  As a winner of the Sussex International Piano Competition, Varvara Tarasova recorded her first CD by Champs Hill with pieces by J. Brahms and R. Schumann which will be released in 2017. Varvara has performed concertos with several orchestras and conductors, including the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra, the Symphonic Orchestra of the State St Petersburg Glinka Capella, the Russian Chamber Orchestra and the Worthing Symphony Orchestra and Northampton Symphony Orchestra.


This concert is promoted by Inner Temple and the Bar Musical Society.