Stroud Arts Festival Summer Concert at Holy Trinity Church, Stroud

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge – A Summer Concert

30 June
7:30 pm
 – 9:30 pm

This June we are thrilled to welcome back to Stroud one of the world’s leading university choirs

The Choir of Clare College. Cambridge   Conductor and composer Graham Ross brings us this delightful summer concert with pieces by local composers Vaughan Williams, Holst and Howells along with Purcell, Byrd and many more. The Choir last performed in Stroud in 2015.

Established as a mixed voice choir in 1972, the Choir of Clare College has gained an international reputation as one of the world’s leading university choirs.  In addition to its primary function of leading services three times a week in the College chapel, the Choir keeps an active schedule recording, broadcasting, and performing.  Former directors have included John Rutter and Timothy Brown.  Under the direction of Graham Ross, Director of Music since 2010, it has been praised for its consistently ‘thrilling’ and ‘outstanding’ performances worldwide.  Recent engagements include performances with the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and Orquesta Sinfonia Nacional de Mexico, as well as recitals in Barcelona’s Palau de Musica, El Escorial Madrid, Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico City, St John’s Smith Square London, and across the USA and Canada.

Tickets are on sale from 20 April online  here

Advance Adult £19

All tickets for under 18s at £5

On the Door (if available)  Adult £22



TRAD.                                                                             Sumer is icumen in

HERBERT HOWELLS                                                    Magnificat from Gloucester Service

WILLIAM BYRD:                                                             Mass for four voicesKyrie

GUILLAUME DUFAY                                                      Gloria ad modum tubae

CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI                                               Nisi Dominus

GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA                       Magnificat secondi toni a 5

HENRY PURCELL                                                          Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei

GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA                       Missa Emendemus in Melius a 4: Credo

GUSTAV HOLST                                                             Nunc dimittis


– Interval –


HERBERT HOWELLS                                                     A Hymn for St Cecilia
HÉLOÏSE WERNER                                                        Magnificat

GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA:                      Missa Emendemus in Melius a 4: Sanctus and Benedictus

EDWARD BAIRSTOW                                                    The oak and the ash

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS                                        Bushes and briars
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS                                        Linden Lea (A Dorset Song)

WILLIAM BYRD                                                               Mass for four voicesAgnus Dei

arr. GHISLAINE REECE-TRAPP                                    Amazing Grace

arr. STEPHEN JACKSON                                               Lord of the Dance

arr. JAMES ERB                                                              Shenandoah

Graham Ross has established an exceptional reputation as a sought-after conductor and composer of a very broad range of repertoire.  He is co-founder and Principal Conductor of The Dmitri Ensemble and Director of Music and Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, with whom his performances around the world and his extensive discography have earned consistently high praise.  In demand as a regular guest conductor of other ensembles in the UK and abroad, recent collaborations have included London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, BBC Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, Purcell School, and Australian Chamber Orchestra.

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