Sounding North: The Carice Singers
20 October 2018, 22:00
Oxford OX1 3BN
Under their director George Parris, the Carice Singers have gained an enviable reputation for superb performances and imaginative programming. In ‘Sounding North’, they conclude our Nordic exploration with a stunning programme of choral music which, in New College Chapel, is the ideal way to finish an exhilarating day.
N.B. A 'Nordic Day Pass' is available to purchase for £60 which will enable you to attend all talks and concerts (excluding meals) at the festival on 20th October 2018. Please book your Day Pass here: https://www.oxfordlieder.co.uk/event/896
Þorkell SigurbjörnssonHeyr, himna smiður (Hear, smith of the heavens)
Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)Hvad est du dog skjøn (Op.74 no.1)
Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
Norwegian folksong arr. Eyvind AlnæsJeg lagde mig så sildig (I lay down so late)
Kaija Saariaho (b. 1952)Nuits Adieux (Nights Farewell)
Wilhelm Stenhammer (1871 - 1927)September
Toivo Kuula (1883 - 1918)Nuku (Sleep)
Per Nørgård (b. 1932)Maya Dansar (Maya's Dance)
Matthew Whittall (b. 1975)Lauantaisauna (Saturday Sauna)
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
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