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Galway Cathedral Recitals

Choir of St Catharine's College, Cambridge

Choir of St Catharine's College, Cambridge
Admission €12.00; concessions €8.00
Biographies

St Catharine’s College lies at the historic centre of Cambridge and at the heart of the University’s distinguished musical tradition. Founded in 1473, there has been a choir associated with the college for over a hundred years, which sings regular services in the college's beautiful 18th century chapel. In recent years the choir has toured as far afield as Japan, the United States and China, and makes frequent visits to the continent. The eclectic nature of the choir's repertoire is captured on their latest CD, The Thread of my Song, which features music from the 17th and 21st centuries, with works from both Western and Middle Eastern traditions.

Edward Wickham was appointed Director of College Music at St Catharine’s in 2003. As well as his duties in Cambridge, he maintains an active career as a conductor, choral coach and academic. With his Gramophone award-winning vocal consort The Clerks, he has recorded over 20 CDs, and performed in many of the country's most prestigious concert halls, including the Wigmore Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. His work with choirs has taken him to the United States, Japan and to festivals throughout Europe.

Programme

John Taverner (c.1490-1545)

Dum transisset Sabbatum

Christopher Tye (c.1505-c.1572)

Peccavimus cum patribus

Martin Peerson (c.1572-c.1650)

O God, that no time dost despise

John Milton (the elder) (1562-1647)

O had I wings like to a dove

Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Drop, drop slow tears

Henry Purcell (c.1569-1595)

Blow up the trumpet

Hear my prayer

Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Psalm prelude no. 1

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Beati quorum via

Justorum animae

Coelos ascendit hodie

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Valiant for truth

William Walton (1902-1983)

Litany: Drop, drop slow tears

John Tavener (b.1944)

The Lamb

Hymn to the Mother of God