Choir of King's College, Cambridge : Musica Viva International Concert Season 2019
- Date: Thursday, 1 August 2019, 7pm
- Venue: QPAC Concert Hall — Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Cnr Grey St and Melbourne St, Southbank, QLD
- Series: This event is part of the Musica Viva International Concert Season 2019 series
- Tickets: Adult: $66 - $125 | Concession: $57 - $109 | Under 40: $40 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 1800 688 482
Founded in the fifteenth century, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is arguably the world’s most famous choir and the pre-eminent representative of the British church music tradition.
Their distinctively pure tone has been honed over centuries in the vaulted stone arches of the College Chapel. Comprising 16 boys (the youngest aged seven) and 15 male university students, the Choir remains a major force by balancing unmatched history and tradition with continual growth and adventurous programming.
The repertoire in these programs reflects this breadth by showcasing pieces from the Renaissance to the present day. These performances are especially poignant, marking the Choir’s final tour with Stephen Cleobury, after 37 distinguished years as Director.
Stephen Cleobury CBE Director of Music
- I Was Glad
- Thy word is a lantern
- Remember not, Lord, our offences
- Jehovah, quam multi sunt hostes mei
JS BACH Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist BWV 671
Ross EDWARDS Singing the Love (World Premiere)*
FINZI Lo, the full, final sacrifice
WESLEY The Wilderness
MENDELSSOHN Organ Sonata no 3 op 65
STANFORD For lo, I raise up op 145
Lennox BERKELEY The Lord is my Shepherd
PARRY I Was Glad
*Commissioned for Musica Viva and the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, by Jennifer Seabrook, celebrating Ray Turner’s 75th birthday and his lifelong love of music.
Featured non-Australian music: Purcell, JS Bach, Finzi, Wesley, Mendelssohn, Stanford, Lennox Berkley, Parry
Featured Australian Works
|Singing the Love : SATB chorus (2018) by Ross Edwards|
— performed by Choir of King's College, Cambridge and Stephen Cleobury
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