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     Clare College Choir

    Clare College founded in 1326 is the second oldest part of Cambridge University and the mixed-voice choir was established in 1971 to replace the previous all-male ensemble. They comprise exhibitioner and volunteer singers and are assisted by two organ scholars.  Since 1971 they have become internationally known through concert performances and radio programmes for the BBC, which they perform alongside their chapel services.  They have toured throughout Europe and the rest of the world including countries such as Russia, the Middle East, China and the United States.  They have also frequently appeared in music festivals and made their debut at the Proms in 2003.  Working with many composers they have often had compositions written for them and commissioned new music by John Rutter, Andrew Carter, Herbert Howells and Julian Philips among others.  Their recordings are numerous and several are also available on DVD.  The choir has been the starting point for successful artists and conductors that include Richard Stilgoe, Sir Roger Norrington, Ivor Bolton and Dominic Wheeler.  Currently their Director of Music is Tim Brown who has been with them since 1979.

     

    Cecil Alexander & Henry Gauntlett recordings

    Once in Royal David's City

    EMI 69950 (CD: Carols from Clare)

    Conductor - John Rutter

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.clare.cam.ac.uk/life/choir/about.html
    2. http://www.collegiumusa.com/bios/3_clare_bio.html
    3. http://www.singers.com/~singers/choral/clarecollege.html

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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