Gozo Concert with Cambridge University´s Corpus Christi College Choir
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The Corpus Christi College Choir from Cambridge University, UK, will feature in a concert at the Gozo Cathedral next month.
Corpus Christi College, dates back to 1352, and is one of 31 colleges which together form the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s leading academic institutions.
The concert- Sing Joyfully Unto God – is being organised by the Gaulitanus Choir, with whom the the Corpus Choir has an ongoing collaboration, and is one of the 2 concerts which will conclude the Gozitan choir´s artistic season.
The college choir sings three services each week in the college’s early nineteenth-century chapel, as well as performing in festivals and numerous concerts during the year.
Each year the choir goes on tour, and in recent years it has performed in Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, France and Italy. Accompanied by organ scholar Paul Newton-Jackson, it is conducted by the college’s Director of Music, Robin Walker.
They perform a repertoire mainly based around the Anglican liturgy, but ranging from early polyphony to new works specially written for the choir.
Gaulitanus said that this will also be the case for the Gozo concert, where a cappella works by the great renaissance masters such as Tallis and Byrd will be juxtaposed with contemporary works, including works by top British composers Jonathan Dove and Judith Weir, as well as pieces written by choir members themselves.
Cross-over works, such as those by the acclaimed US choral group Pentatonix, will add flavour to the repertoire.
Reflecting the spirit of the collaboration between the Corpus Christi and the Gaulitanus Choir, the concert will be concluded by the two choirs joining forces for two immortal choral works: Stainer´s God So Loved the World and Faure´s Cantique de Jean Racine.
These will be directed by the Gozitan choir´s founder-director and the evening´s artistic director, Colin Attard.
The concert Sing Joyfully Unto God – is being performed on Tuesday, the 3rd of July, starting at 8pm, entrance is free of charge and everyone is cordially invited to attend.
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