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The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge – A Summer Concert
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This June we are thrilled to welcome back to Stroud one of the world’s leading university choirs
The Choir of Clare College. Cambridge Conductor and composer Graham Ross brings us this delightful summer concert with pieces by local composers Vaughan Williams, Holst and Howells along with Purcell, Byrd and many more. The Choir last performed in Stroud in 2015.
Established as a mixed voice choir in 1972, the Choir of Clare College has gained an international reputation as one of the world’s leading university choirs. In addition to its primary function of leading services three times a week in the College chapel, the Choir keeps an active schedule recording, broadcasting, and performing. Former directors have included John Rutter and Timothy Brown. Under the direction of Graham Ross, Director of Music since 2010, it has been praised for its consistently ‘thrilling’ and ‘outstanding’ performances worldwide. Recent engagements include performances with the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and Orquesta Sinfonia Nacional de Mexico, as well as recitals in Barcelona’s Palau de Musica, El Escorial Madrid, Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico City, St John’s Smith Square London, and across the USA and Canada.
Tickets are on sale from 20 April online here
Advance Adult £19
All tickets for under 18s at £5
On the Door (if available) Adult £22
TRAD. Sumer is icumen in
HERBERT HOWELLS Magnificat from Gloucester Service
WILLIAM BYRD: Mass for four voices: Kyrie
GUILLAUME DUFAY Gloria ad modum tubae
CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI Nisi Dominus
GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA Magnificat secondi toni a 5
HENRY PURCELL Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei
GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA Missa Emendemus in Melius a 4: Credo
GUSTAV HOLST Nunc dimittis
– Interval –
HERBERT HOWELLS A Hymn for St Cecilia
HÉLOÏSE WERNER Magnificat
GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA: Missa Emendemus in Melius a 4: Sanctus and Benedictus
EDWARD BAIRSTOW The oak and the ash
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Bushes and briars
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Linden Lea (A Dorset Song)
WILLIAM BYRD Mass for four voices: Agnus Dei
arr. GHISLAINE REECE-TRAPP Amazing Grace
arr. STEPHEN JACKSON Lord of the Dance
arr. JAMES ERB Shenandoah
Graham Ross has established an exceptional reputation as a sought-after conductor and composer of a very broad range of repertoire. He is co-founder and Principal Conductor of The Dmitri Ensemble and Director of Music and Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, with whom his performances around the world and his extensive discography have earned consistently high praise. In demand as a regular guest conductor of other ensembles in the UK and abroad, recent collaborations have included London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, BBC Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, Purcell School, and Australian Chamber Orchestra.