Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

Sat 10 March, 7:30pm

Venue: Martin Hall

13 / 10 conc. / 5 students

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Since the founding of a mixed voice choir in 1972, the Choir of Clare College has gained an international reputation as one of the world’s leading university choirs. In addition to its primary function of leading services three times a week in the College chapel, the Choir keeps an active schedule recording, broadcasting, and performing.

Programme: In peace

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and conductor Graham Ross explore the theme of peace across the centuries, and how composers from around the world have responded to it in their writing for unaccompanied voices. With works from the UK, Estonia, Italy, France and Iceland, the programme includes Nunc dimittis settings by Arvo Pärt, Josquin des Prez and Gustav Holst, and both Gregorio Allegri and James MacMillan’s stunning settings of the famous Miserere text – two masterpieces set four centuries apart.

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

(Image: Nick Rutter)


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