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David Willcocks Memorial Concert

From King's College Chapel, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury directs a memorial concert for the late David Willcocks. Including music by Parry, Byrd, Purcell, Bach, Britten and Faure.

The Memorial Concert for Sir David Willcocks CBE MC, given on Saint Cecilia's Day in King's College Chapel, Cambridge, with the King's College Choir, directed by Stephen Cleobury.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Parry: Blest pair of Sirens

Byrd: Sing joyfully

Purcell: Jehovah, quam multi sunt
Toby Ward (tenor) and Benedict Kearns (baritone)

JS Bach: Fugue in Eb ('St Anne') BWV 552
Richard Gowers (organ)

Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin

Vaughan Williams: Valiant-for-Truth

Faure: Requiem
Tom Hopkins (treble)
Gerald Finley, (baritone)
King's College Choir and Orchestra (made up of former choristers of King's, and College Members)
Tom Etheridge (organ)
Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

The Choir of King's College pays tribute to one of its great choral directors, Sir David Willcocks, who died in September this year at the age of 95.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Hubert Parry

    Blest pair of Sirens

    Performer: Tom Etheridge. Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
  • William Byrd

    Sing Joyfully

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
  • Henry Purcell

    Jehovah, quam multi sunt

    Performer: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Performer: Richard Gower. Singer: Toby Ward. Singer: Benedict Kearns. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Fugue in E Flat (St Anne) BWV 552

    Performer: Richard Gower.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A Hymn to the Virgin

    Choir: King's College Cambridge Choir. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Valiant-For-Truth

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Requiem Op.48

    Performer: Tom Etheridge. Singer: Tom Hopkins. Singer: Gerald Finley. Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
  • Herbert Howells

    Hymnus Paradisi

    Singer: Heather Harper. Singer: Robert Tear. Choir: The Bach Choir. Choir: King's College Cambridge Choir. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Sir David Willcocks.
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