6 Mar 2018
World-leading choir to perform at Loughborough University
The renowned Choir of Clare College will be performing in Loughborough on Saturday 10 March as part of the University’s programme of Spring/Summer events.
The choir, which has been given an international reputation as one of the best in the world, will be taking to the stage at 7:30pm in Martin Hall.
The mixed-voice group, founded in 1972, sings in services three times a week at the College chapel in Cambridge and regularly records, broadcasts and performs across the globe.
Led by conductor Graham Ross, the musicians will be at the University with ‘In Peace’ – a programme that explores the theme of peace over a number of centuries and looks at how composers from countries including France, Iceland and the UK have responded to it in writing.
The full programme is listed as follows:
Arvo Pärt (b. 1935) Nunc dimittis
John Blitheman (1525–91) In Pace
Gregorio Allegri (c. 1582–1652) Miserere
Richard Rodney Bennett (1936–2012) A Good-Night
Graham Ross (b. 1985) Come to me in the silence of the night
Judith Bingham (b. 1952) The Drowned Lovers
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924) The blue bird
Josquin des Prez (c. 1450/55–1521) Nunc dimittis
John Sheppard (c. 1515–58) In Pace
James MacMillan (b. 1959) Miserere
Christopher Tye (1505–72) Lord, now lettest thou thy servant
Sigurður Sævarsson (b. 1963) Nunc dimittis
Howard Skempton (b. 1947) He wishes for the cloths of heaven
Gustav Holst (1874–1934) Nunc dimittis
The concert in Loughborough is one of many exciting events that make up the LU Arts Spring/Summer events programme.
General tickets are £13, concession tickets are £10 and student tickets are priced at £5. These can be booked online or by contacting the LU Arts Box Office at Loughborough Town Hall on 01509 231914.
For further information contact Nick Slater, Director of Arts, on 01509 222960 or visit the website.
The LU Arts Spring/Summer 2018 brochure can be viewed online here.