After a wonderful partnership for Mozart Requiem in the Spring, we are delighted to welcome back two brilliant Cambridge choirs, from Queens' and Emmanuel Colleges, for the first of tonight's pair of end-of-Series concerts. Associate conductor of the Brandenburg Choral Festival, Edward Reeve, directs.
- Haydn Creation
The Chapel Choir of Queens' College, Cambridge
The Chapel Choir of Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Conductor - Edward Reeve
Tickets £29 (premium) £25 £22 £18 £13 £9 Available from the St Martin's box office - call 020 7766 1100 or book online.
NB a reduced price combined ticket for this evening's two concerts is available - please call the St Martin's box office (25% discount).
Premium seats are front, central and include a cushion.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Queens’ College Chapel Choir is formed of twenty-four students, from Queens' College and the wider University, who meet for a regular pattern of Choral Evensong twice weekly, led by Ralph Allwood and the two organ scholars, Edward Reeve and Jack Spencer. The choir has recently enjoyed performances of the Victoria and Brahms Requiems, an All Souls Requiem, the Mozart Great Mass in C minor, Bach's Cantata BWV 4 (Christ Lag in Todesbanden) and Schubert's Mass in G, which was conducted by John Rutter.
Emmanuel is one of the larger Cambridge colleges, with around 450 undergraduates, a fine campus in the centre of town, and a chapel designed by Christopher Wren. It has an extremely active musical life, in which the chapel choir plays a central role, singing the weekly Choral Eucharist and Evensong. Besides these regular commitments, the choir sings other special services throughout the term, goes on regular foreign tours and makes occasional visits to other British churches and cathedrals, most recently to St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, and to Norwich and Ely Cathedrals.