classical choral

Cambridge Taverner Choir

Cambridge Taverner Choir
Little St. Mary's Church
Directed by Owen Rees, The Cambridge Taverner Choir, belongs to a generation of exciting early music chamber choirs which, like The Tallis Scholars and The Sixteen, emerged from the Oxford and Cambridge choral tradition.

As well as regular concert series and festival appearances in Cambridge, the choir has performed in many parts of the U.K., including an appearance in the prestigious York Early Music Festival in July 2002.

The choir has undertaken highly successful tours of Portugal in 1991 and Switzerland and Italy in 1996; it has also broadcast on Radio 3, and has been featured on Radio 4.

The choir has released four recordings; all have been acclaimed by the critics, and Music from Renaissance Portugal was short-listed for the Gramophone Early Music Award in 1994.

Collegium Laureatum - Dvorak Mass in D and Faure Requiem

Collegium Laureatum - Dvorak Mass in D and Faure Requiem
West Road Concert Hall Cambridge

Collegium Laureatum Conductor: Ian Cobb Organist: Richard Sands


Soloists: Augusta Hebbert, Edward de Mickwitz

Dvorak wrote his Mass in D major in 1886. Dvorak's main publisher refused to publish this work because the original scoring was for choir and organ. However, the London firm Novello accepted it on condition that he provide an orchestrated version as well. He did this in 1892. Collegium Laureatum will perform the orginal version.
Faure dedicated the Cantique de Jean Racine to Cesar Franck. It was Franck who conducted the first performance at the Societe Nationale on 15th May 1875. The final piece will be Faure's Requiem. Collegium say : "We will not have to be so careful inviting you to this performance as Faure was when he invited his friends to the first (unfinished) version sung at a funeral. He said:"I shall be performing my requiem at 4.30 tomorrow, if you are passing the door, just drop in. Ask my friends not to sit together in case it begins to look like a performance! You must look as if you are there by chance."

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