The Choir of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University, UK
East Coast USA Tour July 2018
Lunchtime Concert at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Friday 13th July 2018, 1:00pm
Music to include works by Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, William Harris, Eric Whitacre and many more!
CDs for sale at end of concert.
"They sing with as much sensitivity and soul as many more famous rivals"
It is thought that a dedicated chapel choir at Sidney Sussex must have existed in some form since the foundation of the College on Valentine's Day 1596. Since the admission of women to the college in 1976, the Choir of Sidney Sussex has blossomed into one of the most esteemed choral groups in Oxbridge. In 2009, the American composer Eric Whitacre was appointed as Sidney Sussex's first Composer in Residence; in 2015, that mantle was assumed by British composer and Choir alumnus Joanna Marsh.
The Choir regularly performs at home and abroad. Recent overseas engagements have included tours to California, East Coast USA, Dubai, Jordan, the Italian Riviera and Madrid. The Choir are delighted to be returning to the East Coast this July and give concerts in Virginia, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Cape Cod and Boston. The Choir has made a niche in making professional recordings for specialist markets, including museums, art galleries, and national libraries. Their first recording with the new early music label Obsidian, Thomas Tomkins ‘These Distracted Times’, was awarded Editor’s Choice and CD of the Month in the Gramophone, and they have since gone on to record and tour a number of innovative programmes. The Choir's most recent disc, 'Polyphonia in Excelsis, sacred music by Claudio Dall'Albero' (Resonus Classics) received glowing reviews upon its release in 2017: “David Skinner leads his young singers skilfully through these testing yet pleasing pieces that are both refreshingly new and comfortingly familiar.” (The Observer)