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The Choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge
Synopsis

"…fresh voices, precise pitching and chording, expert pacing" - BBC Music Magazine

“…worthy of comparison with the best" - Gramophone Magazine

Programme includes:

  • Songs of farewell                                Hubert Parry    

               - My soul, there is a country
               - I know my soul hath power to know
                 all things
               - Never, weather-beaten sail
               - There is an old belief               

                 

  • Lo, the full final sacrifice                     Gerald Finzi        
  • Beati quorum via                                Charles Villiers Stanford
  • O for a closer walk with God              Charles Villiers Stanford
  • Toccata from Suite Op. 5    
    Maurice Duruflé        
  • Ave verum corpus                               
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • O for the wings of a dove                   
    Felix Mendelssohn    
  • Ave verum corpus                               
    Edward Elgar    
  • Jesu, joy of man’s desiring                 
    Johann Sebastian Bach    
  • Linden Lea                                         
    Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • The blue bird                                       
    Charles Villiers Stanford
  • And so it goes                                     
    Billy Joel            


Christ’s College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge, and has had a chapel choir since its foundation in 1505.

Conducted by Professor David Rowland, director of music at Christ’s College, the choir sings a selection of music from English and European choral traditions from the 16th to 20th century.

The Choir's raison d'etre is, as it has always been, to sing services in the College Chapel. Choral Evensong is sung twice weekly during Full Term. More generally, the Choir makes an important contribution to the life of the College, singing at feasts, weddings, memorial services and other occasions.

Today, as one of Cambridge's finest mixed-voice ensembles, the group also pursues an exciting range of activities outside College, performing concerts in Cambridge and around the UK, recording CDs, broadcasting, and undertaking major international tours each Summer.

The 28 members are selected by audition either before or after coming up to Cambridge, and each is expected to be of a very high musical standard. Most hold Choral Exhibitions, and all benefit from regular vocal training.

The choir has a broad concert repertoire. Recent programmes have included such works as Bach's Mass in B minor and the cantata Wachet Auf, Handel's Messiah, Vivaldi's Gloria and Handel's Dixit Dominus (each with baroque orchestra), the Bach and Brahms motets, Mozart, Kodaly, extended works by Howells, Britten, Faure, Parry, and a selection of secular music.

This year the choir is touring Singapore, including a concert at the Victoria Concert Hall followed by a tour through New Zealand.

Start Sales Date

Early Bird Sales
Internet :
20 Mar 2019, 9am - 1 May 2019, 12am

Other Channels :
20 Mar 2019, 10am - 30 Apr 2019, 8pm

Public Sales
Internet :

1 May 2019, 12am

Other Channels :
1 May 2019, 10am

Language

English

Duration

Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
(including 20 minutes interval )

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  • No admission for infants in arms and children below 6 years old
  • Children 6 years and above must purchase ticket for entry
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Christ’s College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge, and has had a chapel choir since its foundation in 1505.

Conducted by Professor David Rowland, director of music at Christ’s College, the choir sings a selection of music from English and European choral traditions from the 16th to 20th century.

The Choir's raison d'etre is, as it has always been, to sing services in the College Chapel. Choral Evensong is sung twice weekly during Full Term. More generally, the Choir makes an important contribution to the life of the College, singing at feasts, weddings, memorial services and other occasions.
 
Today, as one of Cambridge's finest mixed-voice ensembles, the group also pursues an exciting range of activities outside College, performing concerts in Cambridge and around the UK, recording CDs, broadcasting, and undertaking major international tours each Summer. The 28 members are selected by audition either before or after coming up to Cambridge, and each is expected to be of a very high musical standard. Most hold Choral Exhibitions, and all benefit from regular vocal training.

The choir has a broad concert repertoire. Recent programmes have included such works as Bach's Mass in B minor and the cantata Wachet Auf, Handel's Messiah, Vivaldi's Gloria and Handel's Dixit Dominus (each with baroque orchestra), the Bach and Brahms motets, Mozart, Kodaly, extended works by Howells, Britten, Faure, Parry, and a selection of secular music.

Biography – Professor David Rowland (Director of Music)

David Rowland was Organ Scholar at Corpus Christi College and while an undergraduate he played regularly for services in King’s College. After graduating in 1978 he pursued research in Cambridge and in 1981 he won the prestigious St Alban's International Organ Competition. In the following year he was a major prize winner at the Dublin International Organ Competition. Subsequently David became a lecturer in the music department of Glasgow University and then Director of Music at Christ's College Cambridge, where he has conducted the choir for the last thirty years. More recently, from 2002-4 he conducted the Welsh National Youth Choir. In addition to conducting he records, broadcasts and performs regularly in London's South Bank concert halls and in many other venues nationwide, on harpsichord, organ and early piano. David joined the staff of the Music Department of the Open University in 1989, where he is currently Professor of Music. He was Dean of the Faculty of Arts from 2007 to 2014. He pursues research into the performance practice of the early piano, and in particular the career of Muzio Clementi, on which subjects he has written four books and other scholarly material.
 
"fresh voices, precise pitching and chording, expert pacing"
BBC Music Magazine

"the singing is first rate"
Cross Rhythms Direct

"truly excellent performances"
"beautifully accomplished"
International Record Review

"utterly polished professionals: a triumph"
San Francisco Classical Voice

"worthy of comparison with the best"
Gramophone Magazine
 
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Event Date
Wed, 3 Jul 2019

7:30pm

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