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USA Tour - The Choir of Somerville College, Oxford (UK)

Location: District of Columbia, USA
Choir type: College and University Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
The Choir of Somerville College, one of Oxford University's leading mixed-voice choirs, will be touring Washington D.C., Delaware and Massachusetts this summer. The concerts and services will showcase the English choral tradition and feature favorite anthems by Byrd, Händel, Wood, Howells, Rutter and many others. The programs will also include a new piece by award-winning young composer Bertie Baigent as well as organ music by Wesley, Elgar, Sousa and John Williams. The choir will be conducted by David Crown and accompanied by Robert Smith (organ).
 
Somerville Choir has released two critically acclaimed CDs on the Stone Records label (Requiem æternam and Advent Calendar) and was recently featured in a BBC radio broadcast. The group has toured Germany and Italy and regularly performs at British cathedrals. In 2012 the choir was invited to sing the Accession Day service at St. Paul's Cathedral (London) to mark Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee.
 
Tuesday 1st July 2014, 5:30pm 
Choral Evensong
Stainer: Psalm 143; Wood: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in D; Wood: Expectans expectavi; Leighton: Paean (Organ Voluntary) 
 
Wednesday 2nd July 2014, 7:30pm 
Music from the Dreaming Spires 
 
Thursday 3rd July 2014, 7:30pm 
Christ Church Christiana Hundred, Wilmington, Delaware 
"Long Live the King!" - A Very British Independence Day Concert 
 
Saturday 5th July 2014, 7pm 
St. John's Episcopal Church, Northampton, Massachusetts 
"Long Live the King!" - A Very British Independence Day Concert
 
Sunday 6th July 2014, 9:45am 
Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Choral Prelude and Holy Eucharist
Anthems by Somervell, Howells, Wood, Rutter and Byrd
 
Sunday 6th July 2014, 6pm 
Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, Massachusetts 
Solo Recital: Robert Smith (organ) 
Works by Bach, Wesley, Howells, Reger, Vierne, Elgar, Walton, Williams and Sousa
 
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