Choral Evensong with the Choir of Queen’s College, Oxford
April 08, 2018
The Choir of Queen’s College, Oxford joins our beautiful service of prayer and song.
With elements of both Evening Prayer and Compline, the service of Evensong includes congregational hymns, choral chants and anthem, scripture readings and prayers. Some regard Evensong as one of the most beautiful and prayerful liturgies in the Anglican tradition, especially as celebrated in the cathedrals.
Also performing in the cathedral on April 7 at 7:30 pm.
About the Choir
The Choir of Queen’s College, Oxford is a mixed-voiced chapel choir of twenty-eight singers and is recognised as “one of the world’s most renowned choirs” by Classic FM. Its director Owen Rees’s interpretations of choral music have been described as “revelatory and even visionary” (BBC Music Magazine).
The choir‘s extensive concert schedule involves appearances across the UK and abroad, including China (with appearances in the Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing, and the Shanghai Concert Hall), the USA (including concerts in the National Cathedral in Washington), Sri Lanka, Italy, Portugal, Spain, France, the Netherlands and Germany. The choir’s latest CD release A New Heaven went straight to No. 1 in its first week of sales and BBC Music Magazine commented that the recording shows “the singers at their radiant best.” Queen’s choir has also recorded for film at the famous Abbey Road Studios, and appears on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The choir broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio. Its wide-ranging repertory includes a rich array of music from Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces to contemporary works, including commissions. During the academic year the choir provides the music for regular services in the College’s splendid Baroque Chapel.
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