The Choir of Queens’ College Cambridge University 20th July 2018
The Choir of the Chapel of Queens’ College Cambridge will be performing at St Paul’s on Friday 20th July 2018 at 20.30 hrs. Admission free.
Queens’ College Choir
Queens’ College Choir is one of the leading mixed-voice choirs in Cambridge. While twentieth-century music forms the core of the choir’s repertoire, the choir increasingly performs Baroque and contemporary music, reflecting the specialisms of the Director of Music. The choir is regularly joined by a group of student instrumentalists, the Queens’ Chapel Players, enabling the liturgical performance of concerted music. The Choir’s CD recordings have attracted widespread critical acclaim. Their most recent disc, ‘For the Wings of a Dove: Music of Supplication and Hope’, is based on settings of the psalms and includes Mendelssohn’s famous setting of Psalm 51, ‘Hear my prayer’. In recent years the Choir has performed in Hong Kong, Switzerland, France, Germany, Southern Italy, Belgium, Hungary and the USA.
Ralph Allwood was previously Director of Music at Eton College and is now a freelance choral director. He is the Director of the Eton Choral Courses and is a founder and conductor of Inner Voices, a choir made up of singers from state schools in London. He is Director of Music at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich with its Choral Scholars from Trinity Laban. He has conducted choirs for 40 live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, is a judge for the Llangollen Eisteddfod and Cork International Choral Competition and has written much music heard worldwide on radio and television. Ralph adjudicates the Llangollen Eisteddfod and the Cork International Choral Competition; the Follow Commoner advising in Music at Queens’ College, Cambridge, and an Honorary Fellow of University College, Durham. He is Choral Advisor to Novello and Trinity College, Oxford. He teaches at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and at his old school, Tiffin. Ralph was made MBE in the 2012 New Year’s Honours list.
THE PROGRAMME WILL BE TAKEN FROM THE FOLLOWING REPERTOIRE
Versa est in Luctum Duarte Lobo 1565-1646
Ave Virgo sanctissima Francisco Guerrero 1523-1599
Loquebantur variis linguis Thomas Tallis 1505-1585
In ieiunio et fletu Thomas Tallis 1505-1585
Psalm Prelude Set 1, No.2 Herbert Howells 1892-1983
Beati quorum via Charles Villiers Stanford 1852-1924
Quatre Motets sur des themes gregoriens Maurice Duruflé 1902-1986
(Ubi Caritas et amor, Tóta pulchra est, Tu es Petrus, Tantum ergo)
Geistliches Lied Johannes Brahms 1839-1897
Nunc Dimittis Gustav Holst 1874-1934
And I saw a new heaven Edgar Bainton 1880-1956
Ubi Caritas Ola Gjèclo 1978-
Song for Athene John Tavener 1944-2013
My beloved spake Patric Headley 1899-1973
Take him, earth, for cherishing Herbert Howells 1892-1983
Te Deum (Collegium Regale) Herbert Howells 1892-1983