Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

Sublime English choral singing
International Top Choirs
Thu 21 Dec ’23 20:15 uur

Works by Praetorius, Byrd, Morales, Sheppard, Beamish and others

Thu 21 Dec ’23
20:15 uur

Spicy gingerbread, mulled wine, thousands of lights and almost as many gifts: cosy! But Christmas doesn't get real without some mighty fine evergreens with just the right dose of poignancy and shouts of joy. As one of the best university choirs in the world, the Choir of Clare College Cambridge is the best one can get for creating the right mood for the most beautiful time of the year. Between stillness and revelry, the singers curate the ultimate end-of-year soundtrack with age-old traditionals, festive polyphony and English choral classics from past and present.

2022 was not just any year for Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. With exactly half a century on the clock, the university choir celebrated a real milestone in its already impressive history. The path paved by conductors such as John Rutter and Timothy Brown has been successfully trodden by music director Graham Ross since 2010. In addition to gracing church services in the college chapel, the choir focuses on recordings with the Harmonia Mundi label and concert tours, which take them to the most prestigious venues. Numerous tone poets - including John Tavener and Herbert Howells - appear as commissioned composers. With tradition and 'thrills' at the heart of the interpretation, the collective gets under the skin time and again to leave behind an unforgettable experience.