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Clare College Choir at Northern Illinois University Sept 23

Location: Illinois, USA
CLARE COLLEGE CHAPEL CHOIR IN CONCERT AT NIU
When:  Thursday September 23, 8:00 PM
Where: Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU School of Music, DeKalb IL
 
World renown choir from Cambridge England will present a  FREE concert of English choral music and more!.  Under the direction of Timothy Brown, the Clare College Chapel Choir will present works by Renaissance masters such as Christopher Tye, Thomas Tomkins, and William Byrd as well as contemporary works by Herbert Howells and Einojuhani Rautavaara. 
 
Since the founding of a mixed voice choir in 1971, the Choir of Clare College has gained an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in England.  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 throughout the UK and the world.
 
Led by its Director of Music, Timothy Brown, the choir has toured widely, including in Europe, the United States of America, Japan, China, Russia, and the Middle East.  In 2000 it became the first Oxbridge mixed choir to perform at the BBC Proms, singing Bach's St John Passion. At Easter 2002 the choir took part in a sell-out tour to Spain, Belgium, the UK and the USA, performing Handel's oratorio Jephtha with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, directed by René Jacobs.  The New York Times wrote about the 'brilliant execution' and 'distinctive sense of character' of the choir's contribution.  
 
Program Listed Below
 
For more information please contact Eric A. Johnson Director of Choral Activities ejohnsn@niu.edu
 
     THE CHOIR OF CLARE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
 
 
CONCERT
 
Northern Illinois University Concert Hall
Thursday 23 September at 8.00 p.m.
 
In Quires and Places where they sing
 
     Magnificat (from the St Paul’s Service)                                                  Herbert Howells (1892–1983)
 
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     Gloria (MissaEuge bone)                                                                 Christopher Tye (c.1505–c.1572)
     Give almes of thy goods                                                                 Christopher Tye (c.1505–c.1572)
     O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth                                                         William Byrd (c.1540–1623)
     Agnus Dei (from Mass for five voices)                                                    William Byrd (c.1540–1623)
 
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     A Fancy for two to play                                                                       Thomas Tomkins (1572–1656)
Ashok Gupta, Nicolas Haigh, organ
 
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     Two Psalms
     O pray for the peace of Jerusalem                                                        Herbert Howells (1892–1983)
     Psalm 113                                                                                                              Robin Holloway
 
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     Rise up, my love, my fair one                                                                   Healey Willan (1880–1968)
     Hubbub (for Choir and Solo flute)                                                                  Giles Swayne (b.1946)
Nicholas Mogg, flute
 
Interval
 
     Surge, illuminare                                                                                  Volker Wangenheim (b.1928)
     Pater noster                                                                                         Guiseppe Verdi (1813–1901)
 
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     Cantico del Sole                                                                                    William Walton (1902–1983)
 
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     Alleluyas                                                                                                     Simon Preston (b.1938)
Ashok Gupta – organ
 
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     Abendlied                                                                                        Josef Rheinberger (1839–1901)
     Ehtoohymni (Evening Hymn from Vigilia)                                          Einojuhani Rautavaara (b.1928)
 
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     Nunc Dimittis (St Paul's Service)                                                          Herbert Howells (1892–1983)
                                                                                                                                                         

 
 
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