TPCC Presents: THE POETIC JOURNEY WITH STEPHEN CLEOBURY
Conductor . Stephen Cleobury
23 Jul 2011 . Sat
Esplanade Concert Hall
"Do not miss this class act’s next concert, whatever it may be singing." - The Straits Times, 20 September 2010
Having presented a critically-acclaimed programme of Asian a cappella choral music last September, The Philharmonic Chamber Choir is excited for its upcoming collaboration with choral music giant, Stephen Cleobury – performing a wide range of German Lutheran hymns and 20th century British compositions, including Johannes Brahms’ Warum ist das Licht, Max Reger’s O Tod, wie bitter bist Du, Benjamin Britten’s Hymn to St Cecilia and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Three Shakespeare Songs.
As Director of Music at King's College, Cambridge and Conductor Laureate of the BBC Singers, Cleobury is associated with two of Britain's most famous choirs and has worked with leading symphony orchestras and period instrument ensembles. With the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Cleobury has recorded Brahms' A German Requiem (with Susan Gritton and Hanno-Müller Brachmann), Rachmaninov's Vespers, Handel's Messiah (with Lynne Dawson and John Mark Ainsley) as well as Bach's St Matthew Passion (with Michael George, Emma Kirkby and Michael Chance). Founded in 1441, the Choir of King's College, Cambridge is one of today's most accomplished and renowned representatives of the great British choral tradition. For his contribution to music, Cleobury was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009
All classical and choral music lovers should grab this rare opportunity to see Cleobury conducting Singapore’s arguably most outstanding chamber choir – in a programme of rarely performed and heard choral works that will inspire, uplift and engage you.
Songs sung in English, Latin and German.
Chang Tou Liang . PIANOMANIA