“Scholl illuminates every nuance of Purcell’s music“ - BBC Music Magazine.
World famous countertenor Andreas Scholl returns to King’s College Chapel in a concert to mark the week of Britten’s centenary and the Feast of St Cecilia, Patron Saint of Music. It is apt that Britten was born on St Cecilia’s day. Scholl gives his first performance of Britten Abraham and Isaac with James Gilchrist (tenor) and Tamar Halperin (piano).
Scholl will sing the Purcell Ode Come Ye Sons of Art which includes the famous countertenor duet Sound the Trumpet for which he is joined by rising star, Tim Mead, a former choral scholar at King’s.
Scholl opens the second half with three Purcell songs including the ever popular Evening Hymn. Purcell’s Ode for St Cecilia’s Day, Welcome to all the Pleasures, also features in the programme.
King’s College Choir sings Britten’s own Hymn to St Cecilia. The links between the composers are further illuminated in Britten’s arrangement of Purcell’s Chacony in g minor with which Florilegium opens the concert.
Monday 18 November King’s College Chapel 7.30pm
Mary Bevan, Andreas Scholl, Tim Mead, James Gilchrist, Neal Davies
King’s College Choir, Florilegium
Conductor, Stephen Cleobury
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Concerts at King’s in partnership with Cambridge Music Festival
For more information please contact Concert Director Sarah Chambré (07711 905855) or Concerts Assistant Holly Medlock (07900 783301).