Exeter’s Choir to perform with Renée Fleming
Exeter College’s Chapel Choir are to perform alongside world-famous opera singer Renée Fleming at a concert in the Sheldonian Theatre, on Monday, 4th November. The choir will join the Grammy award-winning artist, boys from Christ Church Cathedral, Queen’s College Choir and the Oxford Philomusica, Oxford’s professional symphony orchestra, in a programme of popular works by Verdi, Strauss, Brahms, and others.
The concert is part of a series of collaborations between the choir and the Oxford Philomusica taking place during the 2013-14 season; other events featuring the pair include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in Cheltenham Town Hall (28th November) and the Sheldonian Theatre (30th November), as well as a special gala concert for Exeter College’s 700th Anniversary on Friday, 4th April in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin (featuring Parry’s Blest Pair of Sirens, Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, and Elgar’s Cello Concerto), under the baton of George de Voil and Marios Papadopoulos.
George de Voil (2011, Music), Senior Organ Scholar and director of the Chapel Choir, said “It is the ultimate honour to perform with an artist of the calibre of Renée Fleming, and one which demonstrates the choir’s continued status as one of the leading mixed-voice choirs in Oxford. I have no doubt that it will be an unforgettable experience. I am delighted that the choir’s excellent relationship with the Oxford Philomusica is continuing to develop and look forward to further collaborations with this excellent orchestra over our 700th Anniversary year.”
For further programme details, and to book tickets, please visit the website of the Oxford Philomusica at www.oxfordphil.com/content/renée-fleming-and-oxford-philomusica.