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:
Vocal EnsembleThe Carice Singers is a British vocal ensemble with a “beauty of tone” and “musicality” that “few can match” (Gramophone Magazine). Since its founding in 2011, the choir has performed at many festivals and venues throughout the British Isles and in Germany in addition to making recordings for Naxos and the BBC Music Magazine. Named after Elgar’s daughter, the ensemble is led by its Founder and Conductor George Parris in its commitment to bringing a new translucent sound and an interpretation-dri... 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....