Fire Songs: Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford / Owen Rees

Submitted by queenschoir on January 31, 2024 - 10:36

Venue, Timing and Cost

Chapel of The Queen's College, Oxford
Saturday, 2 March 2024
£20 General Admission, £5 Student

Fire and flames have long captured the imagination of writers and composers. Queen’s Choir here presents a programme of dramatic twentieth-century choral works encompassing the ‘immortal fire’ of Britten’s Hymn to St Cecilia, the ’flame of fire’ evoked in John Rutter’s extraordinary Hymn to the Creator of Light, and John Tavener’s majestic evocation of William Blake’s Tyger, ‘burning bright’. The centrepiece is Morten Lauridsen’s Madrigali - Six ‘Fire Songs’, settings of sixteenth-century madrigal texts on the theme of ardent love.


O Radiant Dawn James MacMillan

Madrigali – Six ‘Fire Songs’ on Italian Renaissance Poems Morten Lauridsen

The Gallant Weaver James MacMillan

The Tyger John Tavener

Hymn to St Cecilia Benjamin Britten

Faire is the heaven William Harris

Hymn to the Creator of Light John Rutter

This performance will run without interval.

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