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The Cambridge Singers & John Rutter

A 30th Anniversary Celebration

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Repertoire

Giles Swayne
Magnificat I
Rodney Bennett
A Farewell to Arms
Vaughan Williams
Three Shakespeare Songs
John Rutter
Musica Dei donum
Elgar
Piano Improvisation No. 5 (transcr. Farrington)
Elgar
My love dwelt in a northern land
Elgar
Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands, Op. 27
  • Interval
Rossini
I gondolieri
Gibbons
The silver swan
Stanford
The blue bird
Anon.
The lark in the clear air (Irish folk-song, arr. Carter)
Britten
Five Flower Songs, Op. 47
Anon.
She moved through the fair (Irish folk-song, arr. Runswick); My sweetheart’s like Venus (Welsh folk-song, arr. Holst)
Billy Joel
And so it goes (arr. Chilcott)
Grainger
Scotch Strathspey and Reel (for piano)
John Rutter
Birthday Madrigals

Performers

Iain Farrington
piano
John Rutter
director

In tonight’s rare live appearance the choir presents a programme of choral music old and new, sacred and secular including John Rutter favourites.

Formed in 1981 by their director John Rutter, the Cambridge Singers were brought together for the express purpose of making recordings. The nucleus of the group was originally provided by former members of the chapel choir of Clare College, Cambridge (where John Rutter was Director of Music from 1975-79), supplemented by former members of other collegiate choirs. Today the choir is one of a number of freelance professional choirs on the London circuit, but unique in that its primary activity is still recording. Former members of the choir include such luminaries as Mark Padmore and Gerald Finley.

Part of Choral at Cadogan 2013/14

Part of Choral at Cadogan 2013/14

The Tallis Scholars

Opening the 2013/14 Choral at Cadogan season on his actual birthday, Peter Phillips hosts a programme of his favourite works, including Tallis' thrilling Gaude gloriosa.

Stile Antico

Our Choral at Cadogan series continues with masterpieces by Taverner, Tallis, Gibbons and White, and the exquisite five-part Mass by William Byrd, a programme drawn entirely from the Tudor Church...

Temple Church Choir

Britten's delightful A Ceremony of Carols is the centrepiece in a programme ranging from traditional carols to beautiful settings of Ave Maria by Elgar and Bruckner and Byrd's exhilarating Vigilate.

Vox Luminis: Stabat Mater

Italian Baroque music at its finest with this Gramophone Award-winning vocal ensemble, including seldom heard works by Lotti, Monteverdi and Ciaia, and Scarlatti's Stabat Mater.

Choral at Cadogan - The Sixteen

Glorious Renaissance polyphony with Tallis' 1567 Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter and motets by Byrd, Morley and Gibbons, juxtaposed with works by Britten, Tippett and Macmillan.

BBC Singers: St John Passion

Kirill Karabits conducts a performance of C.P.E. Bach's long-lost St John Passion with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the composer's birth.

The Tallis Scholars 2

A thought-provoking programme of works ranging from Victoria and Guerrero to Pärt and Tavener to commemorate those who lost their lives in the First World War.

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