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Schola Cantorum of Oxford University

OXFORD AND THE ENGLISH 
CHORAL TRADITION

Thursday, September 18,      
7.30 pm

Trinity Church, Princeton

Free Admission: 
(suggested donation: $15, $5 students)

James Burton, Conductor

The Princeton University Glee Club is proud to welcome one of the most widely recognized chamber choirs in the United Kingdom, Schola Cantorum of Oxford University.  Led by Director James Burton, the choir will be performing as the 2014-2015 season opener for the Glee Club Presents series. 

Schola Cantorum, which is touring the United States for the first time in 25 years, will bring an all a cappella program from the heart of their English choral tradition to Trinity Church.. The performance will indulge listeners in a survey of English masterpieces, going back to the music of

  • John Sheppard
  • Orlando Gibbons
  • Sir Hubert Parry

and up to more recent choral works by

  • William Walton
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Tarik O’Regan

In his 12 years as conductor of Schola Cantorum, James Burton has heightened the choir’s international fame through numerous award-winning recordings, performances on UK television, film, and radio, and collaborations with world-renowned patrons such as Sir Michael Tippett.

The Glee Club Presents is an innovative concert series, supported by the Glee Club Annual Fund and the Lewis Center for the Arts, which brings distinguished choral ensembles to the Princeton community, and brings Princeton's students into contact with new musical styles, cultures, and repertoire.

each and every artist we bring to campus comes in contact with our own choral students, either through collaborative performances or through workshops. In this way our visiting artists leave an indelible mark on this community and nourish our growth as singers and musicians. We feel enormously lucky to be able to bring these world-class musicians to our doorstep!
— Gabriel Crouch, Director of Choral Activities

 

More information on the Glee Club Presents!