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Peace & Comfort - Sung by the Chicago Master Singers

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 18:00 - 19:00

St John's College Chapel
Monday 9 July 2018
1800-1900

Chicago Master Singers
Peace & Comfort
 

In a programme of great British composers featuring:

Herbert Howells: Requiem
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Valiant for Truth
John Tavener: Song for Athene
Charles Villiers Stanford: When Mary thro’ the garden went
John Rutter: Cantate Domino

 

The Chicago Master Singers (CMS) is one of the foremost choirs in the United States. Under the artistic direction of Alan Heatherington, the 100-strong choir performs an impressive array of sacred music, from Bach’s Magnificat and Mozart’s Requiem to the latest works by living composers.
Today we are privileged to welcome the CMS to St John’s College Chapel, Cambridge, for a concert that marks the centenary of the end of World War I. Their glorious programme focusses on the triumph of redemption, faith and hope, powerfully expressed in texts and music by some of the greatest English poets and composers of the period and always pointing to victory over death itself.
The centrepiece of the concert is Herbert Howells’ magnificent Requiem, which is arguably one of the most beautiful and heart-wrenching works of sacred music written by any British composer, as well as pieces by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Richard Shephard, John Tavener, Philip Stopford, Kenneth Leighton, Charles Villiers Stanford, John Rutter and more.

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FREE ENTRANCE - just turn up, unreserved seating. Everyone welcome to attend.

Voluntary donations to St John’s College Chapel

 

This Concert is not organised by St John's College, for more information please contact the organisers direct, The Chicago Master Singers