THURSDAY 13 April, 7.30 PM
Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford
Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622
Requiem Mass in D minor K. 626
Mark Simpson clarinet
Sophie Junker soprano
Rowan Hellier mezzo-soprano
William Blake tenor
David Shipley bass
The Choir of the Queen's College, Oxford
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Owen Rees conductor
Left incomplete upon his untimely death aged thirty-five, Mozart's Requiem is shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Joined by four leading soloists and the distinguished Choir of The Queen's College, the Requiem integrates archaic forms with divine classicism - the last words Mozart set to music marking 'that day of tears and mourning'. The Orchestra first welcomes back Mark Simpson, Oxford alumnus and 2006 BBC Young Musician of the Year, for the uplifting Clarinet Concerto.
Saturday 10 June, 7.30 pm
Chapel and Gardens of The Queen's College
Music for a Summer's Evening
Morten Lauridsen: Madrigali - Six ‘Fire Songs’ on Italian Renaissance Poems
John Rutter: Hymn to the Creator of Light
Cecilia McDowall: I know that my Redeemer liveth
and madrigals and part-songs
The centrepiece of this concert is Morten Lauridsen's Madrigali. Inspired by choral masterpieces of the High Renaissance, especially the madrigals of Monteverdi and Gesualdo, the work explores the symbolic images of flames, burning and fire which abound in Italian love poetry. The lush sound world fuses the old and the new in a dramatic cycle of great beauty.
Tickets include a free glass of wine or soft drink.
The second half of the concert features madrigals and part songs performed in the stunning gardens of The Queen's College.
Tickets include a glass of wine or a soft drink.
Duration: 2 hours
Tickets available via https://www.ticketsoxford.com/whats-on/all-shows/choir-of-the-queens-college-music-for-a-summers-evening/4764
Tuesday 15 August, 5 pm