Loss and Lamentation

Saturday 19 May 2018
7:30 PM

Gala Concert performed by The Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford, with music by David Bednall, Cecilia McDowall, Herbert Howells and John Tavener

St Pancras Parish Church
Euston Road
London NW1 2BA

£12 / £10: book online

The Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford
Owen Rees Director

Two Songs from Three Songs of Remembrance David Bednall
The Lord is Good Cecilia McDowall
Requiem Herbert Howells
Song for Athene John Tavener

Pre-concert talk at 7pm

This year’s gala concert presents a gorgeous programme of music exploring composers’ responses to loss and the need for remembrance: remembrance of World War I as well as the marking of personal loss in texts dating back to Biblical times.

The Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford

The Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford is among the finest and most active university choirs in the United Kingdom, with an extensive concert and touring schedule that includes recent visits to Taiwan, China, the United States, and Sri Lanka. The choir’s wide­ranging repertory includes a rich array of Renaissance and Baroque music as well as contemporary music, including annual commissions. The group records and broadcasts regularly, and during the academic year provides the music for liturgical services in the splendid Baroque chapel of The Queen’s College. Made up of thirty undergraduate singers based at the University of Oxford, this superb ensemble is directed by Owen Rees, Professor of Music at the university and Fellow in Music at The Queen’s College. In addition to his critically acclaimed performance work, Professor Rees is renowned as one of the world’s foremost authorities on Portuguese Renaissance music.

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