Schola Cantorum Jubilate to host the Imperial College London Choir
This July, Schola Cantorum Jubilate will be hosting the Imperial College London Choir. The choir will be holding two concerts in two cathedrals on the islands. The first concert will be held on Wednesday 6th July during lunch-time, at 12.30pm at the Gozo Cathedral in Victoria. The other concert will be held on Thursday 7th July at 7.00pm at the Mdina Cathedral.
The Imperial College London Choir, formed in 1949, is a large non-auditioned choir at the Imperial College London. It is an eclectic mix of students and staff currently led by the brilliant conductor Colin Durrant. Apart from the term concerts, the choir performs at the Royal Albert Hall for graduations, charity events and during Christmas time. Dr Colin Durrant is a choral conductor and workshop leader in conducting and singing. He has a wide experience both in the UK and overseas, notably USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Kenya and Australia.
The repertoire being presented for the concerts in Gozo and at Mdina is a summer extravaganza celebrating the magnificent English choral music through the ages – from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I to Queen Elizabeth II. Additionally, these concerts commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Among the pieces to be performed, there are Elgar’s Ave Maria, Handel’s Worthy is the Lamb and Amen (from Messiah), Vaughan Williams’ O Clap your hands and music by contemporary composers Bob Chilcott and Paul Mealor.
The adult choristers of Schola Cantorum Jubilate will be having an intensive workshop with the British choir that will be led by both choir conductors: Colin Durrant and Marouska Attard. In fact, for the concert at Mdina, Schola Cantorum Jubilate will join the Imperial College London Choir in a number of pieces.
The concerts are free of charge and everyone is invited. For more information, you can contact Schola Cantorum Jubilate on [email protected] or mob. No. 79450950.OPEN IN GOOGLEMAPS