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101. Jonathan Dove: The Passing of the Year

23 October 2021, 11:00 - 12:00



Enjoy the whole festival live online for £165 with a Digital Festival Pass. All events will be available on demand after broadcast until 30th November, so you can catch up at a time which suits you.


Regretfully, Nicky Spence has withdrawn from this performance. We are grateful to Ted Black for stepping in at short notice. The programme is unchanged.

Jonathan Dove is one of today’s most celebrated composers and we are delighted not only to present a concert entirely of his music, but also to welcome him as the pianist for this concert. He will be joined by the tenor Ted Black for a performance of his song cycle Out of Winter, which dwells on the passing of time and joy in nature. This is a perfect complement to his astonishingly powerful work for choir and piano, The Passing of the Year, in which he sets seven texts reflecting on the changing seasons. The Choir of The Queen’s College also include one his best-loved a cappella works, In Beauty May I Walk.


PRACTICAL INFORMATION

This event is an in-person and livestreamed event. Livestreamed performances will be available to watch live in our Digital Concert Hall at the advertised performance time and will be available to watch again and on demand until the end of November.

Want to watch this concert in person and at home? 'Hybrid' tickets, valid both in person and for the Digital Concert Hall, are also available for an additional £3 to the in-person price.

All our seating is unreserved. This means you are guaranteed a seat in your chosen area, but not a specific seat. In order to allow for social distancing, you will be seated as an individual or as a group, based on the number of tickets you booked for this concert.

For groups of more than 10, please phone or email the box office to book your tickets.

The performance duration is approximately 1 hour and there will be no interval.


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Tickets for both in-person and the Digital Concert Hall will be issued as eTickets by default. Printed tickets are available on request, for an additional fee.


COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 we have to do things a little differently this year. In order to keep everyone safe, our seating and concert conditions are subject to change in line with changing government guidance.

For more information about our COVID-19 safety measures, please click here.

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 on the day of the concert, please do not attend, but get in touch with our box office to arrange a refund.


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Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford

Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford

Ensemble

The Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford was recently hailed as ‘one of the world’s most renowned choirs’ by Classic FM and the Director Owen Rees’s interpretations of choral music have been described as ‘revelatory and even visionary’ (BBC Music Magazine). The mixed-voice choir consists of thirty singers, including some twenty Choral Scholars who are students of the College, Choral Exhibitioners from other colleges, and two professional Lay Clerks. Its extensive concert schedule involves appearances a... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Jonathan Dove

Jonathan Dove

Composer & Pianist

Jonathan Dove’s music has filled opera houses with delighted audiences of all ages on five continents. Few, if any, contemporary composers have so successfully or consistently explored the potential of opera to communicate, to create wonder and to enrich people’s lives. Born in 1959 to architect parents, Dove’s early musical experience came from playing the piano, organ and viola. Later he studied composition with Robin Holloway at Cambridge and, after graduation, worked as a freelance accompanist, repetiteur, animateur... Read Full Biography
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Ted Black

Ted Black

Tenor

Born and raised in London, tenor Ted Black is a member of the International Opera Studio at the Royal College of Music, additionally supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and Josephine Baker Trust, having previously graduated from both the Royal College of Music and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Ted’s operatic roles include Ferrando, Così fan Tutte (Opera Wrocław), Don Ottavio, Don Giovanni (Opera Wrocław), Grimoaldo, Rodelinda (Royal College of Music), Gonzalve, L’heure Espagnole (Royal College of M... Read Full Biography

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