Tour to Scotland and the North of England
|From||31st August 2012 00:00|
|Until||11th September 2012 23:00|
The Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford is delighted to announce its UK concert tour 2012. The tour of Scotland and Northern England in September 2012 takes in some of the UK’s most beautiful concert venues, including Leeds Minster, St Magnus Cathedral, Orkney, and St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh.
The choir will be bringing a touch of Harry Potter with it. The centre-piece of its programme will be In noctem, sung by the choir in the Warner Bros film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which gained a nomination for a Grammy award. This is a unique chance to hear music from the film alongside other works.
On the tour, the choir also presents exciting works by some of the finest contemporary composers of choral music from Scotland, England, and America, including James MacMillan, David Bednall, Jonathan Dove, Eric Whitacre, and Morten Lauridsen. David Bednall, who composed the cantata Welcome all Wonders for the choir, is one of the brightest stars within the younger generation of British choral composers. We also perform some of the finest motets of the Tudor composer William Byrd, and introduce the music of one of Byrd's greatest contemporaries from Golden-Age Portugal, Duarte Lobo, uncovered and edited by the choir's director, Owen Rees.
For more information: 07952 223218
Sat 1 Sep, 1:00pm: St Oswald's Church, Grasmere, Lake District
Sun 2 Sep, 7:30pm: Dundee Parish Church (St Mary’s)
Mon 3 Sep, 12:15pm: St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh
Wed 5 Sep, 7:30pm: Dunfermline Abbey
Thurs 6 Sep, 7:30pm: St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney
Sat 8 Sep, 8:00pm: Sedbergh School, Yorkshire
Mon 10 Sep, 1:05pm: Leeds Town Hall