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Choir of King's College, Cambridge

26 July 2014

Venue: Concert Hall  View Seat Map
Presented by: Musica Viva

The peak of choral excellence, the Choir shares their uniquely beautiful vocal timbre in a selection of classics and new repertoire. A concert to remember!

Description

With a global reputation rich in musical history and English choral tradition, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge bring a vibrant program of favourite choral classics and sparkling new repertoire to the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.

For over five-hundred years, the vaulted arches of the chapel at King’s College Cambridge have rung rich with the distinctively pure tone of this special choir. Under the direction of Stephen Cleobury, and accompanied by the College’s own Organ Scholar on the Opera House’s Grand Organ, the Choir will perform a selection of classics from their daily religious services. Included are three works by Australian composers Peter Sculthorpe, Brett Dean, and Carl Vine, written for the choir’s annual Christmas television and radio broadcasts for which they globally are renowned. Gabriel Fauré’s touching and timeless Requiem highlights the second half of this rich and vibrant program, with the delicate beauty of his famed Pie Jesu, sung angelically by one of the young boy choristers.

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge performs extensively throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. Their daily chapel services have been a key commitment of the Choir since the College’s foundation by King Henry VI in 1441. Few ensembles can boast such frequent performances and a depth of history to hone in on their unique musical character. This program nods to the Choir’s extraordinary heritage, with English works from their Tudor beginnings through to the present day. Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the finest Choir’s in the world.

PARRY Hear my words, ye people
BYRD Sing Joyfully
PALESTRINA Dum complerentur
SCULTHORPE The Birthday of thy King
DEAN Now comes the Dawn
VINE Ring out, wild bells
BRITTEN Hymn to St Cecilia, op 27
FAURÉ Requiem in D minor, op 48



Artist Information

Director     Stephen Cleobury


Pricing Information

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Standard $56 - $118
*Concession $49 - $103
Group 10+ $50.40 - $106.20
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$8.50 - Internet
$5.00 - Box Office Counter

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Performance Dates

Saturday 26 July 2014, 2pm

Running Time: Approximately 85 minutes plus a 20 minute interval

July

  1. Sat 26 Jul 14 2:00pm - Allocation Exhausted

Reviews

‘The remarkable precision of their vocal technique was quite simply, extraordinary’ – Le Bien Public

‘The famous choir sings with full-bodied tone and unfailing precision’ – Gramophone

‘Austere but elevating, this is church music at its most resplendent, a reminder that King’s isn’t just for Christmas’ – The Observer

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