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CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF OXFORD, ENGLAND RETURNS APRIL 11 TO DAVIDSON

purchase-ticketsMarch 16, 2018 – OXFORD, ENGLAND -- The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford announced today it will return to the Charlotte region during its 2018 US tour. On Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30 PM, the world-renowned male-voice choir will perform at Davidson College Presbyterian Church (DCPC) in Davidson, NC. Tickets may be purchased now by visiting the church’s website at DCPC.org. Tickets purchased in advance are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets will also be sold at the door, $25 for adults and $15 for students.

 

“This is our fourth visit to the Charlotte region, and we look forward to reuniting with the singers and choral music enthusiasts we’ve met there,” explains Stephen Darlington, Christ Church Cathedral Choir’s Director of Music (at right, photo credit: Wiley Stewart). “There is also a bittersweet note this time, as I retire in August 2018 and this will be my final US tour with the choir. But we do have some wonderful music to perform first!”

The concert at Davidson College Presbyterian Church features works by John Sheppard, William Byrd, Charles Villiers Stanford, Howard Goodall, Henry Purcell, Mendelssohn and Handel. On selections throughout the concert, Christ Church Cathedral Choir will be joined by more than 100 local singers from Davidson College Presbyterian Church, Davidson United Methodist Church, Choral Arts Society of Davidson, and Davidson Singers.

“It is always an honor to sing with this distinguished choir and director. We are learning some very challenging music – some by composers we don’t often study here,” said Jane Cain, Director of Music at Davidson College Presbyterian Church. “With 130 voices raised together, we expect a marvelous concert experience!”

Other stops on the Christ Church Choir’s 2018 North American tour include St. Thomas Episcopal Church (New York, NY), Virginia Theological Seminary (Alexandria, VA), Emmanuel Episcopal Church (La Grange, IL), St. Paul and The Redeemer Church (Chicago, IL). To learn more about the choir, please visit chchchoir.org. Recent recordings are available upon request and will be available for purchase at the concert.

About The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford

Rated as one of the world’s top male-voice choirs, the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford is known for its stunning sound and its adventurous musical programming. The choir’s musical home is the 12th-century Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford, England. While this has created a special relationship with early sacred music, the Cathedral Choir is likewise at ease with contemporary works. The choir’s 18 boys and 13 men perform daily services at Christ Church Cathedral 34 weeks per year. Despite this rigorous performance schedule, the choir still manages to tour annually and will once again perform in China in the Summer of 2018.

About Stephen Darlington

Stephen Darlington is one of England’s foremost choral conductors. He has been Director of Music at Christ Church since 1985. Previously he was Director of Music at St. Alban’s Abbey and artistic director of the world-famous International Organ Festival. His strengths are in choral music of the 16th century and of modern sacred music. His extensive discography comprises over 50 CDs and includes several award-winning recordings. Stephen has travelled worldwide both with the Choir and as an organist. He is currently Choragus of the University of Oxford and is the holder of a Lambeth Doctorate of Music. Dr. Darlington plans to retire from these duties in August 2018.

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