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Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge


Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

  • Date: Saturday, 23 July 2016, 7pm
  • Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall — Melbourne Recital Centre, Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Series: This event is part of the The Choir or Trinity College, Cambridge - Australia Tour 2016 series
  • Tickets: Standard: $140-$55 | Concession: $122-$48 | Under 30: $30 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

Choir of Trinity College Cambridge sing glorious traditional sacred music, alongside innovative and beautiful new music from Europe and Australia.

Stephen Layton is one of the leading choral directors of our time. His ‘home’ choir is at Trinity College, Cambridge, where the fresh young voices of male and female undergraduates are carefully auditioned for sought after places in what was recently named one of Gramophone magazine’s 20 Greatest Choirs.

For this tour they will perform one of the 20th-century’s most beautiful choral works: the 1922 ‘Mass for Unaccompanied Double Choir’ by Frank Martin. The composer regarded it as an intensely personal spiritual expression – it took forty years for him to allow it to be heard – and it has never left the spotlight since.

Surrounding Martin’s masterpiece is a rich cache of smaller pieces. Of special note are two new works: one by the choir’s Organ Scholar, Owain Park; and another by the Australian Joe Twist, commissioned especially for this tour.

Presented by Musica Viva. Musica Viva Member discount tickets are available.


Arvo Pärt
Bogoróditse Djévo

William Byrd
O Lord, Make Thy Servant

Thomas Tallis
Salvator Mundi

Henry Purcell
Remember not, Lord, Our Offences

Steven Stucky
O sacrum convivium

Ēriks Ešenvalds
The Heavens’ Flock

Eric Whitacre
I Thank You, God, For Most this Amazing Day

Einojuhani Rautavaara
Evening Hymn, Ekteniya

Paweł Łukaszewski
Nunc Dimittis


Joseph Twist
New Work (World Premiere) Commissioned for Musica Viva by Mary and Paul Pollard

Frank Martin
Mass for Unaccompanied Double Choir

Owain Park
The Wings of the Wind

Featured non-Australian music: Pärt, Byrd, Tallis, Purcell, Stucky, Ešenvalds, Whitacre, Rautavaara, Martin, Owain Park

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

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