Choir Of New College Oxford Performs At Grace Cathedral, April 8
The San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS) is pleased to welcome The Choir of New College Oxford (New College Choir) in a joint presentation with Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Under the direction of Robert Quinney, the choir will perform a program of Renaissance and Baroque music including works by Giovanni Pierluigi de Palestrina, Tom s Luis de Victoria, Josquin des Prez, John Taverner, Thomas Tallis and more. The program will also include solo organ works by J. S. Bach and William Byrd performed by Oxford scholars Timothy Wakerell and Charles Maxtone-Smith.
This concert will take place at 8 p.m., April 8, at Grace Cathedral. Individual tickets, $12 to $45, are available for purchase online at sfems.org.
Founded in 1379, New College Choir is one of the world's most acclaimed choral ensembles featuring boy trebles and men. The choir comprises sixteen boy choristers and fourteen adult clerks; the latter a mixture of professional singers and undergraduate members of the college. The choir regularly performs in prestigious venues around the globe including St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel in Rome; St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice; Cadogan Hall, Royal Albert Hall and St. John's Smith Square in London; the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; the National Cathedral in Washington DC; Suntory Hall in Tokyo; and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. New College Choir last performed in the Bay Area at Grace Cathedral and Stanford in 2013.
Quinney is Organist of New College, Oxford. In addition to the daily direction of New College's acclaimed choir, he is associate professor in the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford. He also maintains a parallel career as a solo organist, touring to the United States, Australia and Russia, with several televised services, including the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. For more information about New College Choir, visit newcollegechoir.com.