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Choral Concert: Music for the Soul

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Exton, Oakham, UK

Church of St Peter and St Paul

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LE158AX

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An evening of beautiful choral music featuring works by Harris, Parry and Stanford.

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A group of twenty singers from the Cambridge choirs of King's College, St John's College and Trinity College, as well as several young professional singers at the start of their London careers, will be directed by the Festival Director, David Hill. The choir will be joined by renowned trumpeter, Crispian Steele-Perkins and organist, Alexander Hamilton.

Programme:

Sing Joyfully - William Byrd

Ave Maria - Robert Parsons

O Clap Your Hands - Orlando Gibbons

Ave Maris Stella - Claudio Monteverdi

Geistliches Lied - Johannes Brahms

Ave Maris Stella - Edvard Grieg

Hail Gladdening Light - Charles Wood

Faire Is The Heaven - William Harris

Beati Quorum Via - Charles Villiers Stanford

Lord Thou Hast Been Our Refuge - Ralph Vaughan Williams

I Was Glad - Hubert Parry

Please note that there will be no interval. Drinks will be served at the end of the concert.

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David Hill, conductor

Born in Carlisle in 1957, David Hill was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists at the age of 17, and won an organ scholarship to St John's College, Cambridge where he served under the direction of the late Dr George Guest. Since Cambridge, David has held the posts of Sub-Organist at Durham Cathedral, Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral, Master of Music at Winchester Cathedral, Director of Music at St John's College, Cambridge, and Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers. He became The Bach Choir's ninth Musical Director in 1998; he is also Associate Guest Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of Leeds Philharmonic Society and Principal Conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum.

Crispian Steele-Perkins

Crispian Steele-Perkins began playing the trumpet at the age of 10 and, after training at the Guildhall School of Music in London, he became a member of the English National Opera, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra. Crispian collects and restores antique trumpets upon which he has performed and recorded with The Academy of Ancient Music, The Kings Consort and The English Baroque Soloists. Appropriately, he plays the theme tune to one of the BBC's longest-running and most popular TV programmes, the Antiques Roadshow.

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton is the Organ Scholar of Westminster Abbey, where his duties include accompanying the Abbey Choir in their daily services and assisting in the training of the choristers. A winner of the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition, recent engagements have included recitals at the St Albans International Organ Festival, the London Organ Day, King's College, Cambridge, St Paul's Cathedral and St John's Smith Square. He has studied with Ann Elise Smoot, Colin Walsh and Stephen Farr, and has recently received a scholarship to study part-time this year with Henry Fairs at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Previously, he was Organ Scholar of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, before going to Trinity College, Cambridge in 2015.

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