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Hay Music: The Choir of Clare College Cambridge
Saturday 24th June 2017, 7.30pm
Hay Music: The Choir of Clare College Cambridge

Hay Music is delighted to present the Choir of Clare College Cambridge for an evening of well-known and rare choral gems at St. Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye. Directed by Graham Ross with Nicholas Morris & Eleanor Carter on organ.

Programme
Charles Wood (1866-1926) - Hail, gladdening light
Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611) - Benedicta sit Sancta creatrix
Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612) - Tibi laus
William Byrd (1543-1623) - O lux beata Trinitas
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) - Plasm 150
John Stainer (1840-1901) - I saw the Lord
Alexander Tikhonovich Gretchaninov (1864-1956) - Heruvimskaya pesn (Cherubic Hymn) Op. 29
Pavel Chesnakov (1877-1944) - Heruvimskaya pesn (Cherubic Hymn) Op. 27, No. 5
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) - Heruvimskaya pesn (Cherubic Hymn)
Interval
Joshua Pacey (1995) - Tres sunt
Graham Ross (1985) - Duo Seraphim
Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857) - Heruvimskaya pesn (Cherubic Hymn)
Sergei Rachmananinov (1873-1943) - Izhe Heruvimi (Cherubic Hymn) Op. 31, No. 8
Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988) - A Hymn to the Trinity
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) - Festival Te Deum
Gabriel Jackson (1962) - Hymn to the Trinity
James Macmillan (1959) - Sanctus and Benedictus from the Mass
John Sheppard (c. 1515-1558) - Libera nos


Since the founding of a mixed voice choir in 1972, the Choir of Clare College has gained an international reputation as one of the world’s leading university choirs. In addition to its primary function of leading services three times a week in the College chapel, the Choir keeps an active schedule recording, broadcasting, and performing. Under the direction of Graham Ross since 2010, it has been praised for its consistently ‘thrilling’ and ‘outstanding’ performances worldwide. Recent engagements include Fauré’s Requiem with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and the world première of Alexander Raskatov’s Green Mass with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), and concerts in Notre Dame Cathedral, the Netherlands, Hong Kong and Singapore.

The Choir’s 2017 schedule includes concerts across the UK, a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No.8 with the LPO, and tours of Switzerland and the USA. In 2017 the Choir also embarks on a Bach cantata recording and performance project to commemorate 500 years since the Reformation. In addition to live performances, the Choir has produced an impressive discography of more than forty recordings. Their recordings under Graham Ross on the Harmonia Mundi label have been released to great critical acclaim, earning praise for ‘impeccable ensemble’ and ‘immaculate performances’, a Le Choix de France Musique and a Diapason d’Or award, and garnering a Gramophone Award nomination. The Choir’s ongoing series of Music for the Church Year has received numerous 5 star reviews in the national and international press, including recordings for Advent (2013), Passiontide (2014), Christmas (2014), Ascensiontide & Pentecost (2015), All Saints & All Souls (2015), Easter (2016), and Remembrance (2016). The choir’s latest release is Mater Ora Filium: Music for Epiphany.

The Choir has toured widely, including in the United States of America, Australia, Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Russia, the Middle East and mainland Europe. It has collaborated with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in performances of Handel’s Jephtha , with the Australian Chamber Orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall conducted by Sir Mark Elder and Vladimir Jurowski, and with many other ensembles including the Academy of Ancient Music, European Union Baroque Orchestra, Freiburger Barockorchester, Israel Camerata, Aurora Orchestra, the Schubert Ensemble and the Dmitri Ensemble. The Choir performs a wide range of repertoire throughout the year, and has commissioned and premièred works by many composers, including Herbert Howells, John Tavener and John Rutter.

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Please note: this concert takes place at St. Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye.
Price: £12.00