Choir of Royal Holloway premiere Crucifixus for Double Choir and Cello at Douai Abbey
The next Music at Douai concert, on Saturday, February 24 at 7.30pm, is to be a return visit by the Choir of Royal Holloway College, directed by Rupert Gough.
This concert will be 10 days into the season of Lent so the music will be entirely appropriate as shown by the title Miserere.
The music will be by Allegri, Lotti, Bach, Caldara, David Bednall (who has written mass settings for the Douai Abbey Singers), Kenneth Leighton and the UK premiere of Geoffrey Gordon's Crucifixus for Double Choir and Cello.
Royal Holloway Choir has an excellent reputation. They provided the singing for the Sunday Service on BBC Radio 4 recently and they were also responsible for the BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong which was broadcast for the feast of the Epiphany this year.
Classic FM said of them: "The Choir of Royal Holloway has attained standards of musicianship and technical refinement high above the reach of most student ensembles."
More details about the choir can be found on their website: www.chapelchoir.co.uk
Dates for the diary:
Saturday, March 16, 7.30pm Reading Festival Chorus, director Greg Hallam, Lenten Reflections
Tickets @ £18 via their website http://www.readingfestivalchorus.org.uk/ or on the door.
Wednesday, May 22 at 7.30pm, Newbury Spring Festival, Tenebrae conducted by Nigel Short.
Tickets from the Corn Exchange 01635 522733
Public booking opens on March 4.