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A Farewell from King's

Stephen Cleobury conducts the BBC Singers, the Choir of King's College, Cambridge and Britten Sinfonia in a concert to mark his retirement as the college's director of music.

As he approaches the end of his 37-year tenure as director of music of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury conducts a concert to mark his retirement featuring the choirs with which he is associated.

Fittingly, the programme includes Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music alongside John Rutter's orchestration of the Magnificat from Herbert Howells's canticles written for the chapel and choir of King's. At the heart of the concert is Benjamin Britten's St. Nicholas, bringing together the BBC Singers, Choir of King's College, Cambridge and King's Voices.

PROGRAMME

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Serenade to Music
HOWELLS (orch. John Rutter) - Magnificat (Collegium Regale)
ELGAR - Give unto the Lord
INTERVAL
BRITTEN - St Nicholas

BBC Singers
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
King's Voices
Britten Sinfonia
Stephen Cleobury - conductor

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Serenade to Music

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Choir: King's College Chapel Choir.
  • Herbert Howells

    Magnificat (Collegium Regale)

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Choir: King's College Chapel Choir.
  • Edward Elgar

    Give unto the Lord

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Choir: King's College Chapel Choir.
  • Herbert Howells

    Fantasia: Tranquillo - Assai andante

    Performer: Guy Johnston. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Christopher Seaman.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Saint Nicolas

    Performer: Andrew Staples. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Choir: King's College Chapel Choir.
  • Richard Strauss

    Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 13

    Ensemble: Faure Quartet.
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