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Queen's College Choir at Leicester's Guildhall
Fri, 27 Jan 2017, 19:00 – Sat, 28 Jan 2017, 22:00 GMT
We are delighted to invite you to a unique musical evening in the heart of Leicester with the choir that recorded the soundtrack to Harry Potter.
Queen's College Choir from the University of Oxford recorded the music for the sixth Harry Potter film. On Friday 27 January, they will be performing a selection of choral music in the historic and intimate setting of Leicester's Tudor Guildhall, including:
Tomás Luis de Victoria Requiem
William Byrd Ave Verum Corpus
Antonio Lotti Crucifixus
Anton Bruckner Christus factus est
Dinner and concert tickets include a two-course meal in the Great Hall of the St Martin's Centre next door. There will also be a mulled wine reception in the Mayor's Parlour after the concert.
If you have bought tickets for the concert only, the Guildhall will be open from 7:30 for an 8pm start.
If you have bought tickets for the dinner and concert, the dinner will be held in St Martin's House next to the Cathedral and Guildhall. Doors will open at 6:30 at St Martin’s House, Leicester 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester, LE1 5PZ
The mulled wine reception will be organised by the Guildhall and will be a paid-bar.
The Guildhall is an old Tudor building. Please dress warmly with sensible shoes as the hall can be a bit chilly and has uneven floor in places.
The Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford is among the finest and most active university choirs in the UK. Its wide-ranging repertory includes a rich array of music from Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces to contemporary works, including commissions. It performs with various professional orchestras such as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Brook Street Band and Oxford Philomusica, and it broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio. Tours in recent years have included China, the USA, Sri Lanka, Italy, Portugal, Spain, France, the Low Countries, and Germany. Read more about Queen's College Choir.
“...an excellent disc: the singing is incredibly tight, in the manner to which it has become increasingly accustomed under its musical director, Owen Rees.”
“An absolutely superb performance…British university choral sound at its best.”
“The performance is excellent. The choir of Queen’s College…sing the work splendidly and with great assurance and commitment. The sound is fresh and clear, the choir achieving a satisfying blend and very good diction….the singers have clearly been trained very well by Owen Rees.”
— Musicweb International
“The choir produced an exquisitely pure sound…[Owen Rees] an impressive conductor.”
— Early Music Review