Lobo Requiem: Choir of The Queen’s College & Owen Rees
27 October 2018, 16:30
40 High Street
Portuguese composer Duarte Lobo was one of the most significant renaissance choral composers, and his Requiem is a masterpiece that was also a hugely popular work in antiquarian circles in England and France well into the nineteenth century. Performed by the renowned Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford, this continues our tradition of a requiem performance on the final day of the Festival, as All Souls’ Day approaches.
Duarte Lobo (1565 - 1646)
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
ConductorOwen Rees is Professor of Music at the University of Oxford, and Fellow in Music and Organist (Director of Music) at the Queen’s College. He directs the Choir of the Queen’s College and Contrapunctus. His work as a conductor has taken him to the Far East, the USA, and across Europe, and he is increasingly busy as a leader of choral workshops. He has broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4, and in several other countries. His CD recordings with Queen’s and other choirs – on the Hyperion, Signum and Avie labels – encompass... Read Full Biography
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The 17th Oxford Lieder Festival will celebrate a rich tapestry of music, words and performance in European song. Our Grand Tour of song will showcase the pinnacles of the repertoire while exploring wider cultural and geographical influences. International stars, prize-winning young artists and a wide range of concerts and other related events will take us on this beguiling journey. View the ...