Choir of King's College, Cambridge : Musica Viva International Concert Season 2019
- Date: Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 7pm
- Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
- Series: This event is part of the Musica Viva International Concert Season 2019 series
- Tickets: Adult: $75 - $142 | Concession: $65 - $124 — 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
MONTEVERDI Cantate Domino SV293
JS BACH Komm, Jesu, Komm BWV229
CAVALLI Salve Regina
BRITTEN A Ceremony of Carols, op 28
BYRD Laudibus in sanctis
TALLIS Loquebantur variis linguis
GIBBONS Hosanna to the son of David
SALZEDO Variations sur un thème dans le style ancien [harp solo]
Ross EDWARDS Singing the Love (World Premiere)*
Judith WEIR O Mercy Divine (Australian Premiere)
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Valiant for Truth
*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: Monteverdi, JS Bach, Cavalli, Britten, Byrd, Tallis, Gibbons, Salzedo, Judith Weir, Wallen, Vaughan Williams
Featured Australian Works
|Singing the Love : SATB chorus (2018) by Ross Edwards|
— performed by Stephen Cleobury and Choir of King's College, Cambridge
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