Handels Anthems and Fireworks
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
Wed 24 Jul - Fri 2 Aug, 2019
Be uplifted with joy and jubilation by the timeless anthems and orchestral works of George Frederick Handel.event and ticket info
Founded in the fifteenth century, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is arguably the world’s most famous choir and the pre-eminent representative of the British church music tradition. Their distinctively pure tone has been honed over centuries in the vaulted stone arches of the College Chapel. Comprising 16 boys (the youngest aged seven) and 15 male university students, the Choir remains a major force by balancing unmatched history and tradition with continual growth and adventurous programming. The repertoire in these programs reflects this breadth by showcasing pieces from the Renaissance to the present day. This performance is especially poignant, marking the Choir’s final tour with Stephen Cleobury, after 37 distinguished years as Director.
...moments of iridescence… creating vividness in restraint through the unadorned splendour of this superbly polished vocal sound.Sydney Morning Herald
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*Commissioned for Musica Viva and the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, by Jennifer Seabrook, celebrating Ray Turner’s 75th birthday and his lifelong love of music.