The Choir of King’s College Cambridge – Musica Viva

Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music
Thursday 25 July 2019 at 7pm
Pre-concert talk at 6.15pm with Mark Shepherd

Directed by newly appointed Daniel Hyde, the Choir of King’s College Cambridge comes to us in Canberra with a glorious program on 25 July.

Founded in the 15th century, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is the pre-eminent representative of the British church music tradition.

Barbie speaks with Musica Viva’s ACT manager, Christina Cook

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.

Alice Giles (harp) and Umberto Clerici (cello) will join the choir for the Canberra program.

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)
Errollyn WALLEN Pace (Australian Premiere)
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Valiant for Truth

Tickets and information via the website: https://musicaviva.com.au/kings/