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Britten Sinfonia and the Choir of King's College, Cambridge

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The celebrated choristers of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge join Britten Sinfonia in a performance of Bernstein’s exhilarating Chichester Psalms.

Written in 1965, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, with its brass, harps and exquisite solo for boy treble, provides an exhilarating invocation of the composer’s hopes for brotherhood and peace, sentiments mirrored by Vaughan Williams’s impassioned Dona nobis pacem.

The world-renowned Choir of King's College, Cambridge joins Britten Sinfonia for performances of both works, conducted by Stephen Cleobury. The concert opens with the world premiere of a new work by Emma-Ruth Richards, directed by Britten Sinfonia leader Jacqueline Shave.


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Listen: Vaughan Williams and Bernstein

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge joins forces with the Britten Sinfonia, Ailish Tynan and Roderick Williams for this album of two much-loved choral works: Vaughan Williams' Dona nobis pacem and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms.

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