classical choral

Elgar’s 'The Dream of Gerontius'

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Elgar’s 'The Dream of Gerontius'
Ely Cathedral

Elgar’s 'The Dream of Gerontius'
Saturday 31st March 2012, 7.30pm
Ely Cathedral

The Dream of Gerontius, is widely regarded as Elgar's finest choral work, and some consider it his masterpiece. The work calls for a large orchestra, double chorus with semi chorus, and three soloists. The performance will be sung by some of Cambridgeshire's finest choral resources combining Ely Choral Society, the Cambridgeshire Choral Society and Ely Consort.

With a fabulous group of soloists:

Deborah Miles-Johnson - Mezzo Soprano
Justin Lavender - Tenor
Jeremy White - Bass

Ely Festival Orchestra

Andrew Parnell - Conductor

This promises to be one of the musical highlights of 2012 in Ely Cathedral
and one not to be missed!

Tickets: £25, £20, £15 and £10. U18s £5

From Ely Cathedral Box Office:
tel: 01353 660349 (Mon.-Sat. 9.30am - 4pm)
Choir websites:,,

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Armonico Consort, Glory of Old England

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Armonico Consort, Glory of Old England
Linton Village College

Prepare to be transported to another world…

Linton Music Society is delighted to welcome the renowned vocal group, the Armonico Consort, for the last concert in the current season, Glory of Old England.

The Armonico Consort transports audiences to another world with polyphony and chant by Tallis and Byrd, plus some more light-hearted music from the last 500 years, including close harmony and folk songs.

Atmospheric and full of magical musical moments, concerts from the Armonico Consort have been a sensation at every major music festival across the country.

A beautiful sound, BBC Radio 3

The concert takes place on Saturday 19 June 2010, 7.30pm at
Linton Village College. Tickets £10, under 16’s £2, are available at the door, or in advance either by telephoning 01223 893480 or from Sweet Talk News, 77 High Street, Linton.

Further information about all concerts and the Linton Music Society is available by visiting

Choir 2000 'Come and Sing' Choral Day, Saturday 29th May 2010

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Choir 2000 'Come and Sing' Choral Day, Saturday 29th May 2010
Histon Baptist Church

Building on the success of previous Choral Days, Histon-based Choir 2000 is again offering an opportunity to study Mozart's beautiful Vesperae Solennes de Confessore under the skilled direction of David Hill who, although of international fame, is still closely connected to this area.

David Hill is widely respected as both a choral and orchestral conductor in this country and abroad. At present he is the Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers, Musical Director of the Bach Choir, Music Director of the Leeds Philharmonic Society and Chief Conductor of The Southern Sinfonia.

The day will start at 9.30am with a short warm-up piece, 'Hamba Lulu' before moving on to the main work. We finish with a 'performance' open to the public free of charge at around 4.30pm. The day will finish at around 5.15pm.

We also arrange a lunchtime hog roast at a local pub if there is sufficient interest.

Enrolment for the day is £12 - scores are included and CD rehearsal files are available at a small extra charge. A registration form can be downloaded from our website at:

The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage

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The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage
St John's College Chapel

The Choral Pilgrimage 2010 'Ceremony & Devotion - Music for the Tudors'

Internationally acclaimed choir, The Sixteen, returns to Cambridge with conductor Harry Christophers to perform inspiring music from the Tudor period's most enduring composers: William Byrd, Thomas Tallis and John Sheppard.

Saturday 13 March 7.30pm
Tickets £10 - £23 from Cambridge Arts Theatre: 01223 503 333 or online:

For more information on The Sixteen visit

Cambridge Voices, Hallelujah, Mr Handel!

Cambridge Voices, Hallelujah, Mr Handel!
Ely Cathedral Cambridge

Ever popular Cambridge 40-Voices combined with The Orchestra of the Age of Reason, directed by Ian de Massini, present Hallelujah, Mr Handel! featuring "Zadok the priest" sung in procession, audience-participation in the "Hallelujah Chorus", highlights from "Israel in Egypt", and Handel's "Concerto for organ, choir and orchestra". Premium tickets offer you the best seats in the house with a complimentary programme. Tickets from ADeC, Babylon Gallery,Waterside,

Ely Tel:01353 616991. online (also in person sales from Ely Cathedral Box Office and Burrows Bookshop, High Street Passage, Ely).

Collegium Laureatum - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

Collegium Laureatum Choir and Orchestra
Collegium Laureatum - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
West Road Concert Hall Cambridge

Collegium Laureatum
Conductor: Ian Cobb

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Soloists: Augusta Hebbert, Sigridur Osk, John McMunn, Michael Bundy

Date: 4 April 2009
Venue: West road Concert Hall, Cambridge
Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £13 (£10 concessions)


Some background information: This solemn mass was meant to be sung for the installation of Archduke Rudolph, Beethoven's patron, in 1819. The precision by which Beethoven had taken on this task, resulted in the completion of the mass only by 1823. It received much praise after its first performance in St. Petersburg from Prince Galitzin. He described it as 'masterly harmony' and 'moving melody'. Guided by the melody, Beethoven created music that tests the limits in range, vocal dexterity and stamina of all voices. A piece of music of the highest standing, in every meaning of the word

Cambridge Water fundraising concert

Cambridge Water fundraising concert
King's College Cambridge

Want to hear beautiful music performed in a stunning venue and raise funds for charity at the same time?

Cambridge Water is hosting a fundraising concert at King’s College Chapel on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 8pm.

The concert is being performed by the Cambridge University Musical Society and world-famous mezzo soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers. It will feature Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Elgar’s Sea Pictures and Respighi’s Fountains of Rome.

Tickets are still available priced at £20, or £5.75 without a view of the performance (please see the attached flyer).
The concert is being organised by Cambridge Water to raise funds for WaterAid, the UK’s only national charity dedicated exclusively to the provision of safe domestic water, sanitation and hygiene education. All the funds raised will go to help the people of Burkina Faso where only half the population have access to clean water and fewer still – only 12 per cent - have access to sanitation. The money will contribute towards activities such as sinking boreholes, building school latrines and providing training and equipment for hygiene volunteers. These are tangible benefits which ultimately reduce suffering and save lives.

The evening promises to be one of the must see events of the year and is a fantastic opportunity for all. To book your tickets please call 01223 403176 or email:

Choir of St. John's College Cambridge

Choir of St. John's College Cambridge
Thaxted Parish Church

The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge is one of the finest collegiate choirs in the world - known and loved by millions from its recordings, broadcasts and concert tours.


The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge
Concert at the Thaxted Festival
Friday 20 June 2008


Gibbons O God, the King of Glory

Byrd O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth our Queen

Weelkes Alleluia! I heard a voice

Purcell Voluntary for Double Organ
Purcell O sing unto the Lord

Boyce The Lord is King
Stainer How beautiful upon the mountains
S.S. Wesley Blessed be the God and Father


Holst Nunc Dimittis

Vaughan Williams Lord, thou hast been our refuge

Bernstein Chichester Psalms


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