Concert to Mark the Retirement of Stephen Cleobury - Britten Sinfonia

Concert to Mark the Retirement of Stephen Cleobury

Cambridge
28 Jun 2019

Vaughan Williams

Serenade to Music

Howells

Magnificat 'Collegium Regale'

Elgar

Give unto the Lord Op. 74

Britten

Saint Nicolas Op. 42

Summary

Concerts at King’s celebrates Stephen Cleobury’s unprecedented 37-year tenure at the College with an evening of beloved English music, performed by artists and ensembles with whom the outgoing Director of Music has had particularly long-standing creative partnerships. Britten Sinfonia are joined by the BBC Singers for Vaughan Williams’ intoxicating Serenade to Music before the Choir of King’s College perform two great anthems of the Cathedral tradition by Howells and Elgar respectively, heard here in their fully-orchestrated versions. Finally, international tenor and former King’s Choral Scholar Andy Staples takes the eponymous role in Britten’s joyous Saint Nicolas, evoking the College’s dedicatory ties to this mysterious and miraculous patron saint of students.

This concert is being recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 10 July and will be available for 30 days after broadcast on BBC Sounds; simply search for Radio 3 in Concert.

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