25. In Paradisum: The Carice Singers
15 October 2019, 22:00 - 23:00
In a magical way to end the day, the acclaimed Carice Singers perform a programme of ethereally expressive music which views death as only the start of our journey into paradise. Purcell’s Funeral Sentences are followed by Gesualdo’s Responsories for Holy Saturday, Grieg’s Four Psalms (his final composition), and In Paradisum by the Estonian composer Galina Grigorjeva.
The Carice Singers gave a sensational performance of Nordic choral works, 'Sounding North', at the 2018 Lieder Festival and we are delighted to welcome them back.
Watch the Carice Singers perform Benedicamus Domino by Peter Warlock:
Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)Hear My Prayer, O Lord
- Funeral Sentences (Z. 860)
Carlo Gesualdo (1561 - 1613)
Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)
Galina Grigorjeva (b. 1962)In Paradisum
Vocal EnsembleThe Carice Singers is a British vocal ensemble founded and conducted by George Parris. The group began life giving concerts in and around Parris’ home in the Cotswolds and making recordings of British choral works for the Naxos label, inspired by its namesake, Carice Elgar (the composer’s daughter). In 2016, the choir was praised for its “captivating interpretations” (Choir & Organ Magazine) and for possessing a “beauty of tone” and “musicality” that few can match” (Gramophone Magazin... Read Full Biography
ConductorGeorge Parris (b. 1993) is a British conductor and singer, currently based between the UK and Finland. He read Music at Cambridge Univeristy, followed by a Master’s Degree in Musicology at Oxford University where he sang as a Lay Clerk with the Choir of Magdalen College. Further studies in conducting have now taken him to the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where he is also member of the Helsinki Chamber Choir. Parris has received a Certificate of Merit from the Elgar Society and commendation from other societies for his commitment to... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
The 18th Oxford Lieder Festival will explore life, death, and the mysterious areas between and beyond. Sprites and nymphs cause mayhem and mischief, while legends abound from Greco-Roman sagas to the Lorelei and the Erlking. Storytelling with the Crick Crack Club, a ghost tour, a magic show and more all complement the myriad concerts, masterclasses and study events over a packed fortnight....