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The Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
'O For the Wings of a Dove'

The Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University

Music Director: Dr Geoffrey Webber

29th August 2017, Tuesday 7:30pm

'O for the wings of a dove' brings together many of the most famous and iconic choral masterpieces from Western Europe. From the thrilling top notes of Allegri's Miserere and its austere chanting the programme moves from the Italian Renaissance to classics from the German and French Romantic repertoires, including Mendelssohn's 'Hear my prayer' with its soaring soprano solo 'O for the wings of a dove'. The programme concludes in England with some of the most-loved choral works from the last century, notably Britten's Festival Cantata 'Rejoice in the Lamb'. This colourful and jubilant work sets a poem by Christopher Smart that takes its inspiration from unusual sources such as the poet's pet cat (and a mouse!) and the mysterious beauty of flowers.

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Start Sales Date
7 Mar 2017, 9am

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7 Mar 2017, 10am
Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes
(Exclusive of 15 minutes interval)
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Click here for the Director's bio.

The Choir of Gonville & Caius College is one of the UK's leading collegiate choirs, with a world-wide reputation based on its extensive touring and broadcasting, and on its highly acclaimed and imaginative CD recordings. The choir consists of around 23 students and 2 Organ Scholars, and is directed by Dr Geoffrey Webber, who is also the Director of Studies in Music.

"Their singing is, in short, a delight"
Classic CD Magazine

"Such poise and technical control from a college choir, with its constant turnover of undergraduate voices, is remarkable"
BBC Music Magazine

"The world-class Caius Choir"
Classics Today

The choir's regular work consists of singing Chapel services week by week during term, performing an impressive range of sacred music from all periods. Out of term the choir gives concerts at home and abroad, appearing in prestigious concert series in the UK such as the Aldeburgh Festival and Spitalfields Festival in London, and performing in concert halls and churches across the world from America to China. The choir has sung with several professional orchestras including the Philharmonia Baroque of San Francisco (Handel), l'Orchestre National Bordeaux-Aquitaine(Bach, Haydn), the Aurora Orchestra (Schubert) and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Holst).

The choir has a notable reputation for commissioning and performing new music, by composers such as Judith Weir, James MacMillan, Richard Causton, Gabriel Jackson and Robin Holloway (a Fellow of the College). The choir's recordings have been internationally recognised for their quality and innovative approach to repertoire through excellent reviews and by featuring as Critics' Choice in Gramophone magazine and Choral CD of the month in the BBC Music Magazine. Broadcasts of Choral Evensong on BBC Radio 3 have included programmes of Russian and Bulgarian Orthodox music, Tallis’s Spem in alium, a service of music composed entirely by students at the College, and South African music broadcast from Johannesburg.

The College's musical tradition began at the end of the nineteenth century with a choir of men and boys, founded by the celebrated composer of Anglican church music Charles Wood, and later became an exclusively undergraduate male choir under Wood's successor the composer Patrick Hadley. Hadley was succeeded by Peter Tranchell, under whose direction the choir became mixed in 1979, and Geoffrey Webber has directed the choir since 1989.

Click here for the concert programme.

Event Date
Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)
Standard: S$90, S$70, S$50, S$30
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