St. Stephen’s welcomes renowned British Choir

MIDDLEBURY — The Choir of Clare College, of Cambridge, U.K., will perform “Tomas Luis De Victoria Requiem” (1605) with British and Spanish Lenten motets, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury this Wednesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m.
Under the direction of Graham Ross, the choir will stop in Middlebury for this concert as part of their tour through Canada, U.S.A. and Mexico.
“The music of this great a cappella Requiem Mass setting has, for more than 400 years, glowed with extraordinary fervor and conviction and remains for me one of the most refined, dignified and serene settings in the cannon,” explained Ross, who has been the director for nine years.
Since the founding of a mixed voice choir in 1972, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge 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. The choir has produced more than 40 recordings, which have garnered exceptional praise.
Tickets for Wednesday’s concert are $15 and are available at ststephensmidd.org or at the church office (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.).

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