18. Christopher Purves & Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford: The Catch Club
17 October 2022, 19:15 - 20:45
119 Walton Street
A drinking club with music, or a music club with drinking? The ‘Noblemen and Gentlemen’s Catch Club’ was founded in 1761; a more down to earth version of its elegant cousin, the Academy of Ancient Music. With scant regard for historical accuracy, we recreate the essence of these social occasions, with music by Purcell, Arne, Boyce and others, including those whose bawdy texts required anonymity.
The Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford, directed by Owen Rees, is joined by the star baritone Christopher Purves for this concert. Other singers and instrumentalists will be announced shortly. Freud's is an Oxford insitution: an amazing converted church with legendary cocktails! Food will be available throughout the evening, and the bar will be open between sets. An unmissable evening.
Stay on after this concert for Event 19, 'Close Harmonies', with the Oxford Gargoyles.
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The event duration is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes and there will be no interval.
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EnsembleThe 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
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