On Tour Now with "Lux de caelo": The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge launches its U.S. tour this week with director Graham Ross, performing a wide range of works from the 16th to 21st century. The Choir's new Christmas release Lux de caelo (Light from Heaven) will be released on harmonia mundi on October 14, the third recording in Ross's excellent series based on the major festivals in the Anglican calendar. The new release celebrates the legacy of European and English carols with works by Praetorius, Bach and Tavener, two world premieres by Graham Ross and two major Christmas works of the 20th century: Arnold Schoenberg’s extraordinary Friede auf Erden and Britten’s ever-popular A Ceremony of Carols.
Graham Ross's Anglican calendar series first launched in December 2013 with Veni Emmanuel - Music for Advent, followed by Stabat Mater dolorosa - Music for Passiontide in March 2014. Each release in the series is a diverse collection of music that gives the listener context and appreciation for England's chapel choir tradition. On Lux de caelo, The Choir is joined by The Dmitri Ensemble, who also appeared on the choir's acclaimed collection of choral works by Imogen Holst.
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After its September tour, The Choir will return to the U.S. on December 6 to make its Library Congress Debut as part of the Irving Fine Centennial. The program will include Fine’s The Hour-Glass and Three Choruses from Alice in Wonderland (Set I), Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols.
SEP 22 All Saints Episcopal Church - Atlanta, GA
SEP 23 Seventh Day Adventist Church - Collegedale, TN
SEP 24 Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN
SEP 25 Second Presbyterian Church - Memphis, TN
SEP 26 Hendrix College - Conway, AR
SEP 27 First Presbyterian Church - Oklahoma City, OK
SEP 28 St. Andrew United Methodist Church - Plano, TX
DEC 06 Library of Congress - Washington, DC Debut
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