Summer Choral Concert celebrates the 2012 Games
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A fanfare specially composed for the 2012 Games will be premièred at this year's Summer Choral Concert. The fanfare was written by Toby Young, who won a competition for young composers run by King's.
The competition required composers to write a short piece for period instruments called 'Gold like Fire', which would open the Summer Choral Concert on Friday 6 July, the day before the Olympic torch travels through Cambridge.
Toby studied composition with Robin Holloway at Cambridge whilst also being a Choral Scholar in King's College Chapel Choir. He has already won numerous awards, including the International ABRSM Composition Competition (2009) and the Guardian/BBC Proms Young Composer of the Year (2006).
As well as the fanfare, the programme also includes Mozart’s Requiem and Handel’s Dixit Dominus performed by King’s College Choir and the Academy of Ancient Music, conducted by Stephen Cleobury CBE.
Soloists include Katherine Manley (soprano), Katherine Watson (soprano), Daniela Lehner (alto), James Oxley (tenor) and Matthew Brook (bass).
The concert starts at 7.30pm in the Chapel. Tickets: £40, £30, £22, £18, unsighted £5, available from the Shop at King’s, King's Parade, Cambridge (tel: 01223 769 340). Please note that payments by credit and debit card are subject to a £2 booking fee.