Winter Words: the Cecilian Choir in Purcell’s Frost Scene next week

Cecilian Choir logoThe Cecilian Choir has once again blossomed this year, and in recent rehearsals has been working on being the Chorus of Cold People in the ‘Frost Scene’ from Purcell’s King Arthur. As is customary, the Choir is formed from members of the University community – staff, students and alumni – as a sister-choir to the Chamber Choir, as part of Kent’s flourishing musical life.

The choir will step out on stage this coming Monday in the Gulbenkian Theatre, along with the University Camerata, in the last of this term’s Lunchtime Concerts; they will be the chorus of cold revellers, whom Cupid will warm up into a lively bunch, rescued from the clutches of theĀ  Cold Genius

We’ve also been looking at repertoire for a concert next year, which will include sections of Victoria’s Missa O Magnum Mysterium, supplemented by other works. More about this as rehearsals develop…

Here are most of the choir (plus a couple of rogue string-players!) in rehearsal in Eliot Hall. The concert is on Monday at 1.10pm in the Gulbenkian Theatre: more details on-line here.


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