"The Golden Age of English Choral Music"
Under the direction of Professor David Rowland
Ars Nova and St. Bart’s are pleased to again host in concert one of the world's finest mixed-voice ensembles. Recent CD recordings and concert reviews stand as testament to its ability and broad repertoire.BBC Music Magazine: "fresh voices, precise pitching and chording, expert pacing."
Christ's College has enjoyed a rich musical history. Lady Margaret Beaufort, the college Foundress, left a bequest in support of College music on her death in 1509. The Chapel Choir was originally made up of male voices, the upper parts being sung by trebles. Before Christ's College admitted women in 1979, sopranos and altos from other colleges sang the upper parts, and the choral sound developed through “the quality of the female undergraduates who bring precision, sensitivity, and increasingly mature musicianship to the upper line.” Church Times
The Choir maintains an extraordinarily broad repertoire, ranging from complex renaissance polyphony to challenging contemporary works. All members benefit from regular vocal training by excellent singing teachers paid for by the College. Former Christ's choristers and organists are professional singers and musicians, performing with ensembles such as The Sixteen and Ex Cathedra.
Programme features works by: Thomas Tallis - Henry Purcell - Herbert Howells -
and Annabel Rooney
Sunday, July 9, 2023
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Church of St. Bartholomew
125 MacKay Street
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