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Event Archive - Tomás Luis de Victoria’s 1605 Requiem: The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

Fri. March 22nd 2019 St James' Church (All Ages)
7.30 pm doors at 6.45 pm
$25 – $30
Presented by: St James' Church, St James' Music Series

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Music: Classical
St James' Music Series is pleased to present The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge directed by Graham Ross, one of England's most respected choral ensembles. The thirty-two voices-strong ensemble of the Choir of Clare College give a complete performance of the celebrated Requiem of 1605, Victoria's final composition, a work of beguiling beauty and sumptuous simplicity. Victoria’s Requiem can be seen as the summation of both his art and the Spanish Renaissance tradition. The beautiful plainsong on which it is structured can be heard arching through the texture, forming a delicate and sinuous line throughout.

Founded in 1972, the mixed voice 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. Under the direction of Graham Ross, Director of Music since 2010, it has been praised for its consistently thrilling and outstanding performances worldwide.

The Choir has produced an impressive discography of more than forty recordings. Their recordings on the Harmonia Mundi label have been released to great critical acclaim, earning praise for ‘exceptional singing’ and ‘immaculate performances’. The Choir have toured the USA, Australia, Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Russia, the Middle East and mainland Europe.

The Choir performs a range of repertoire throughout the year, and has commissioned and premièred works by many composers, including Herbert Howells, John Tavener, John Rutter, Giles Swayne, James Whitbourn, Andrew Carter, Jonathan Dove, Julian Phillips, Tarik O’Regan, Alexander Raskatov, Graham Ross, Brett Dean, and Matthew Martin.

This concert is arranged through Knudsen Productions, LLC the exclusive North American representative for the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge.

Doors open at 6.45
Pre-concert talk at 7.10


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