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Format: 2019-06-16
Format: 2019-06-16
  • 20 June 2019 - 1:10pm
    Stanford Chamber Chorale
    Robert Huw Morgan, Stanford Chamber Chorale, Stephen M Sano
    Lady Chapel, Ely Cathedral Ely CB7 4DL
    United Kingdom

    Hailed as one of America's top collegiate ensembles, the Stanford Chamber Chorale is Stanford University's most select choir. Members of the ensemble are graduate and undergraduate students at Stanford University and hail from across the United States and around the world. The Chorale’s two most recent CDs appeared on the first-round ballot for the Grammy Awards in several categories, including 'Best Choral Performance'. Beyond campus, the Chorale regularly undertakes international tours to Asia and Europe as well as domestic travel to major U.S. cities. They have performed in the great British cathedrals of Ely, Exeter, Lincoln, Newport, Norwich, Salisbury, Wells, York, and Llandaff, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, collegiate chapels in Oxford (New College, Magdalen College, Jesus College) and Cambridge (King’s College, St John’s College, Trinity College), the Great Hall of the People (Beijing), and the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC). While abroad the Chorale has been privileged to collaborate with a number of ensembles, among them the Choirs of St John’s College and Trinity College, Cambridge and the Chamber Choir of the Berlin University of the Arts. This concert forms part of their 2019 UK concert tour.

    Entry to the concert is free with paid entrance to Ely Cathedral

    Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    They will rise
    Jonathan Dove (1959-)
    Bring us, O Lord God
    Sir William Henry Harris (1883-1973)
    Angelis suis Deus
    Vytautas Miškinis (1954-)
    Alleluia, laus et gloria
    Tarik O'Regan (1978-)
    Do not be afraid
    Philip WJ Stopford (1977-)
    Antiphon - Let all the world in every corner sing from 5 Mystical Songs
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
  • 19 June 2019 - 7:45pm
    Stanford Chamber Chorale with The Choir of the Queen's College Oxford
    Choir of The Queen's College, Laurence John, Owen Rees, Oxford, Robert Huw Morgan, Stanford Chamber Chorale, Stephen M Sano
    Chapel of The Queen's College Oxford OX1 4AW
    United Kingdom

    Hailed as one of America's top collegiate ensembles, the Stanford Chamber Chorale is Stanford University's most select choir. Members of the ensemble are graduate and undergraduate students at Stanford University and hail from across the United States and around the world. The Chorale’s two most recent CDs appeared on the first-round ballot for the Grammy Awards in several categories, including 'Best Choral Performance'. Beyond campus, the Chorale regularly undertakes international tours to Asia and Europe as well as domestic travel to major U.S. cities. They have performed in the great British cathedrals of Ely, Exeter, Lincoln, Newport, Norwich, Salisbury, Wells, York, and Llandaff, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, collegiate chapels in Oxford (New College, Magdalen College, Jesus College) and Cambridge (King’s College, St John’s College, Trinity College), the Great Hall of the People (Beijing), and the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC). While abroad the Chorale has been privileged to collaborate with a number of ensembles, among them the Choirs of St John’s College and Trinity College, Cambridge and the Chamber Choir of the Berlin University of the Arts. This concert forms part of their 2019 UK concert tour.

    The Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford is among the finest and most active university choirs in the UK. Its wide-ranging repertory includes a rich array of music from Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces to contemporary works, including commissions. During the academic year the Choir provides the music for regular services in the splendid Baroque Chapel of The Queen’s College and its extensive concert schedule involves appearances in many parts of the UK and abroad, including work with various professional orchestras such as the Academy of Ancient Music and the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. The Choir broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio, while tours in recent years have included China and the USA. The Choir's latest CD recording was released in February 2019 and features the Missa Gloria tibi trinitas and other works by the sixteenth-century composer John Taverner. The disc has met with universal acclaim as critics praised the ‘grandeur' and 'wonderful wall of sound'.

    Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    They will rise
    Jonathan Dove (1959-)
    Bring us, O Lord God
    Sir William Henry Harris (1883-1973)
    Angelis suis Deus
    Vytautas Miškinis (1954-)
    Alleluia, laus et gloria
    Tarik O'Regan (1978-)
    Do not be afraid
    Philip WJ Stopford (1977-)
    Antiphon - Let all the world in every corner sing from 5 Mystical Songs
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
  • 23 June 2019 - 7:00pm
    Free concert by Stanford Chamber Chorale (USA)
    Robert Huw Morgan, Stanford Chamber Chorale, Stephen M Sano
    St John's College Chapel Cambridge CB2 1TP
    United Kingdom

    Hailed as one of America's top collegiate ensembles, the Stanford Chamber Chorale is Stanford University's most select choir. Members of the ensemble are graduate and undergraduate students at Stanford University and hail from across the United States and around the world. The Chorale’s two most recent CDs appeared on the first-round ballot for the Grammy Awards in several categories, including 'Best Choral Performance'. Beyond campus, the Chorale regularly undertakes international tours to Asia and Europe as well as domestic travel to major U.S. cities. They have performed in the great British cathedrals of Ely, Exeter, Lincoln, Newport, Norwich, Salisbury, Wells, York, and Llandaff, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, collegiate chapels in Oxford (New College, Magdalen College, Jesus College) and Cambridge (King’s College, St John’s College, Trinity College), the Great Hall of the People (Beijing), and the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC). While abroad the Chorale has been privileged to collaborate with a number of ensembles, among them the Choirs of St John’s College and Trinity College, Cambridge and the Chamber Choir of the Berlin University of the Arts. This concert forms part of their 2019 UK concert tour.

    Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    They will rise
    Jonathan Dove (1959-)
    Bring us, O Lord God
    Sir William Henry Harris (1883-1973)
    Angelis suis Deus
    Vytautas Miškinis (1954-)
    Alleluia, laus et gloria
    Tarik O'Regan (1978-)
    Do not be afraid
    Philip WJ Stopford (1977-)
    Antiphon - Let all the world in every corner sing from 5 Mystical Songs
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
  • 22 June 2019 - 7:00pm
    Academy Choir Wimbledon: Vivaldi's Gloria/Handel's Dixit Dominus
    Academy Choir Wimbledon, Alison Bury, James Hall, Keri Fuge, Matthew Best, Rowan Pierce, The Academy Baroque Players
    Church of St John the Baptist Wimbledon SW19 4NZ
    United Kingdom

    The Academy Choir Wimbledon, conducted by Matthew Best, will perform a concert featuring some of the most wonderful and virtuosic compositions of the baroque period. Vivaldi’s Gloria is rightly hugely popular with both choirs and audiences alike for its exuberance and joy, whilst Dixit Dominus (written when Handel was just 22) is a demanding and exciting 'tour de force' by a hugely dramatic composer demonstrating his mastery of the Italian baroque style. Simply put, JS Bach’s Singet dem Herrn is regarded as being amongst the very finest of his motets and is relatively rarely heard only because it, too, asks a great deal of its performers.

    The choir continues its long association with the Academy Baroque Players, led by Alison Bury and comprising members drawn from the country's leading baroque ensembles. Our top class soloists include sopranos Rowan Pierce and Keri Fuge and countertenor James Hall.

    Come and enjoy a glass of wine and an evening of stunning music performed by Wimbledon's local choir.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Gloria
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Dixit Dominus
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Singet dem Herrn
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 22 June 2019 - 7:00pm
    Music of the Spanish and Italian Renaissance
    Julian Williamson, Nicholas Houghton, The Camden Choir
    The Parish Church of St Mary-the-Virgin, Primrose Hill London NW3 3DJ
    United Kingdom

    The Camden Choir returns to its favourite venue – St Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill, King Henry’s Road, NW3 3DJ – on Saturday 22 June at 7.00 pm to celebrate the end of a successful season with two feasts – one of music and the second a sumptuous buffet of Spanish and Italian dishes and wines. Please note the earlier start time and join us for a celebration of a very successful season.

    Acclaimed as his masterpiece, Victoria’s Officium Defunctorum is a musical setting of the Office for the Dead, composed in 1603 for the funeral of the Dowager Empress Maria of Austria. It is scored for six-part chorus and starts with the Second Lesson of Matins: Taedet animam meam (Job 10:1–7). It then continues with the liturgy of the Requiem Mass, including all sections except the Dies Irae sequence. Although this work is sometimes referred to as Victoria’s Requiem, in fact he wrote another four-part Missa pro defunctis, which he published in 1583.

    Pope Julius III appointed Palestrina to be maestro di cappella (choir master) of the Cappella Giulia in St Peter’s, Rome, in 1551, from where he issued his first masses in 1554. Over the next 40 years, Palestrina composed 105 Masses, more than 300 motets, other sacred music and around 140 madrigals. A master of polyphony, his influence on J.S. Bach and many other composers was immense. The Missa Descendit angelus Domini was published posthumously in 1600. It is based on a motet by Hilaire Penet, a French composer from Poitiers, who sang in the Cappella Giulia from 1514 to 1519.

    The Choir’s founder and Musical Director Julian Williamson conducts this concert, with Nicholas Houghton playing his chamber organ.

    Requiem (Officium defunctorum) a 6
    Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
    Missa Descendit angelus Domini
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
  • 21 June 2019 - 7:30pm
    Canterbury Cathedral Boy Choristers
    Canterbury Cathedral Boy Choristers
    Canterbury Cathedral Canterbury CT1 2EE
    United Kingdom

    The boys of the Canterbury Cathedral Choir present a summer concert. Come and hear them in a delightful programme of music both delightful and unespected.

  • 16 June 2019 - 6:30pm
    JS Bach's Magnificat | Thomas Tallis Society Choir
    Eamonn Dougan, Guest baroque orchestra, Thomas Tallis Society Choir
    St Alfege Church, Greenwich London SE10 9BJ
    United Kingdom

    The Thomas Tallis Society Choir, conducted by Eamonn Dougan, will be performing Bach's Magnificat with a baroque orchestra, and motets by Purcell and Tallis. The concert will take place in the stunning setting of St Alfege Church, Greenwich.

    Tickets are selling quickly - book now to avoid disappointment! Tickets are priced at £14 and £18 and are available online and at the door (subject to availability).

    For more details about this and upcoming concerts, follow the Thomas Tallis Society on Twitter or join our Faceook group. We look forward to seeing you at the concert!

    Magnificat in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Remember not, Lord, our offences
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Hear my Prayer, O Lord
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    If ye love me
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    In ieiunio et fletu
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    I was glad when they said unto me
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
  • 24 June 2019 - 8:00pm
    Party Pieces - The Centenary Company - words and music, classical and cabaret
    Chris Huntley, Elinor Corp, The Centenary Company
    The Trafalgar Tavern Greenwich, London SE10 9NW
    United Kingdom

    The Centenary Company, well known for its stagings of Gilbert and Sullivan operas, is back at the Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich, with its popular annual concert/cabaret. Help to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society and the Company’s next staged production.

    Join us in the magnificent Nelson Room, upstairs at The Trafalgar Tavern, overlooking the Thames at Greenwich - such a fantastic setting for this event. Founder of the Company, Celia Moreton-Prichard, will be MC as usual, providing witty links; expect some G & S but lots more from this multi-talented company of singers.

    Book early for what is always a fun evening

  • 24 June 2019 - 7:00pm
    Free concert by Stanford Chamber Chorale (USA)
    Robert Huw Morgan, Stanford Chamber Chorale, Stephen M Sano
    Winchester Cathedral Winchester SO23 9LS
    United Kingdom

    Hailed as one of America's top collegiate ensembles, the Stanford Chamber Chorale is Stanford University's most select choir. Members of the ensemble are graduate and undergraduate students at Stanford University and hail from across the United States and around the world. The Chorale’s two most recent CDs appeared on the first-round ballot for the Grammy Awards in several categories, including 'Best Choral Performance'. Beyond campus, the Chorale regularly undertakes international tours to Asia and Europe as well as domestic travel to major US cities. They have performed in the great British cathedrals of Ely, Exeter, Lincoln, Newport, Norwich, Salisbury, Wells, York, and Llandaff, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, collegiate chapels in Oxford (New College, Magdalen College, Jesus College) and Cambridge (King’s College, St John’s College, Trinity College), the Great Hall of the People (Beijing), and the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC). While abroad the Chorale has been privileged to collaborate with a number of ensembles, among them the Choirs of St John’s College and Trinity College, Cambridge and the Chamber Choir of the Berlin University of the Arts. This concert forms part of their 2019 UK concert tour.

    Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    They will rise
    Jonathan Dove (1959-)
    Bring us, O Lord God
    Sir William Henry Harris (1883-1973)
    Angelis suis Deus
    Vytautas Miškinis (1954-)
    Alleluia, laus et gloria
    Tarik O'Regan (1978-)
    Do not be afraid
    Philip WJ Stopford (1977-)
    Antiphon - Let all the world in every corner sing from 5 Mystical Songs
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
  • 22 June 2019 - 7:30pm
    Songs of Farewell | New Cambridge Singers
    Graham Walker, New Cambridge Singers
    Jesus College Chapel Cambridge CB5 8BW
    United Kingdom

    For our final concerts of the season, we turn to the last great pieces of two very different composers.

    The Spanish renaissance composer Victoria’s Requiem Mass, written at the end of the Siglo de Oro (the Spanish Golden Age) is often regarded as a funeral for a departing era, and contrasts beautifully with the work of the English composer Hubert Parry.

    Written during the First World War, Parry’s six Songs of Farewell can be seen as the pinnacle of his choral compositions, completed in the last year of his life.

    The movements of the two works are interspersed to provide a unique listening experience

    Requiem (Officium defunctorum) a 6
    Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
    Songs of Farewell
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
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