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Choir of Clare College, Cambridge - President's Concert

Musical Director Graham Ross; Organists: Eleanor Carter and Ashley Chow

The Choir of Clare College Cambridge is an internationally famous choir who will be singing some of the most beautiful works in the choral repertoire in a programme in praise of music itself.  Works from Purcell to MacMillan include settings in praise of St Cecilia, alongside English madrigals and part songs. The programme also includes Blest pair of sirens in this, Parry’s centenary year, as well as the most virtuosic of Bach’s celebrated motets, his double-choir Singet diem Herrn.


Sunday 1st July 2018 - 7:30pm
Adult £18, Student £8

Sponsors: Mr and Mrs Ronald Emett, George and Carol Eyre, Mr John Greenbank, Dr Murray Rose.

‘Thrillingly fresh and feisty singing of the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge’  Hilary Finch, The Times


‘Sing, sing, ye heavenly choir!’

Graham Ross Conductor
Eleanor Carter, Ashley Chow Organ

The evening’s programme spans five centuries of choral works that celebrate the joy of the human voice and music itself

Herbert Howells (1892–1983)
A Hymn for St Cecilia

Adrian Batten (c. 1591–c. 1637)
O sing joyfully

Henry Purcell (1659–95)
O sing unto the Lord a new song

James MacMillan (b. 1959)
A new song

Michael Tippett (1905–98)
Dance, Clarion Air

Benjamin Britten (1913–76)
 Jubilate Deo in C

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied


Sumer is icumen in

Thomas Weelkes (1576–1623)
Sing we at pleasure

John Bennet (1575–1614)
All creatures now

Edward Elgar (1857–1934)
There is sweet music

Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900)
The Lost Chord

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
Linden Lea (A Dorset Song)

Ralph Vaughan
Williams Antiphon

C. H. Hubert Parry (1848–1918)
Blest pair of sirens

William Harris (1883–1973)
Bring us, O Lord God

Edward Naylor (1867–1934)
How shall I sing that majesty?

Ward Swingle (1927–2015)
Country Dances
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