The Choir of New College Oxford to Perform at Trinity Cathedral on March 31.
The Choir of New College Oxford will perform a rich program of sacred choral masterworks from the 16th to 21st centuries. This event is free and open to the public. Freewill offerings will be accepted.
Established in 1379, the Choir of New College Oxford is one of the most critically acclaimed choral groups of the United Kingdom. Noted for its distinctive sound and an extensive discography, the Choir has thrilled audiences throughout the world, including performances in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Playing at some of the world’s most famous churches and concert halls, the Choir’s recent engagements have included St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, London’s St. John’s Smith Square and Cadogan Hall, San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, and the National Cathedral in Washington DC.
The Choir, comprised of boy choristers and adults — professional counter-tenors, tenors, and basses — will be led by noted director Robert Quinney. The Choir is known for its distinctive timbre and style, in which the treble voices are a defining feature.
Robert Quinney is Organist and Tutorial Fellow in Music at New College and Associate Professor at the University’s Faculty of Music. Robert Quinney was Organ Scholar of King’s College, Cambridge, and studied under John Butt. He maintains an interest in academic music, with a focus on J. S. Bach. Quinney has made critically acclaimed solo recordings of works by Elgar, Wagner, Brahms, Dupré, and J.S. Bach. He has accompanied choirs on numerous choral CDs, principally with those of Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral and The Sixteen. Gramophone wrote of Quinney’s Bach recording “Quinney’s Bach gets to the heart of the music with refreshing clarity and a communication born of genuine understanding.”
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Limited free parking is available in the surface lot on Prospect Ave. east of East 22nd St.
About Music & Art at Trinity Cathedral:
Music and Art at Trinity Cathedral is a multi-faceted nonprofit community arts organization that produces a free BrownBag Concert Series, collaborative arts programs, and a variety of other arts-oriented programs. Each season, Music & Art at Trinity Cathedral produces or presents more than 40 events in the areas of music, dance, literature, theater and the visual arts. Music and &Art at Trinity Cathedral is led by Todd Wilson, Director of Music and Worship.
About Trinity Cathedral:
Trinity Cathedral, the Cathedral for the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, invites participation from people of all faiths, races, nationalities and walks of life. Trinity’s congregation is the oldest in Cleveland, founded as a parish in 1816, and draws members from nine Northeast Ohio counties. Trinity offers stirring worship, thought-provoking programs, and world-class music. Its outreach ministries serve those in need and its social action activities support Trinity’s commitment to a just and sustainable Northeast Ohio. Renowned for its architecture, the Cathedral is on the National Register of Historic Places and is located at 2230 Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland.
For more information on Trinity Cathedral and its programs, please call 216-774-0479 or visit www.trinitycleveland.org.