King’s College Cambridge Choir
Stephen Cleobury director
Elgar Great is the Lord 10’
Bernstein Chichester Psalms 20’
Howells Psalm Prelude (organ solo) 7’
Vaughan Williams Lord, thou has been our refuge
Michael Berkeley I will lift up mine eyes 3’
Lennox Berkeley The Lord is my shepherd 4’
Parry I was glad 6’
Our celebration of the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth continues with renowned custodians of the great English choral tradition, the Choir of King’s College Cambridge, conducted by Stephen Cleobury in one of his final performances following a thirty-five year tenure at their helm. A sumptuous programme of psalm settings by composers close to the heart of the Festival alternates between reflection and celebration, with Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms described by the composer as ‘my youngest child, old-fashioned and sweet’, climaxing in the chapel-filling thunder of Parry’s I was glad.
Supported by Patricia Routledge DBE
This magnificent building, with its glorious soaring architecture, provides an atmospheric venue for Cheltenham Festivals performances. With a seating capacity of 500, the Late Victorian Gothic chapel is externally based on the chapel of King’s College, Cambridge.
The venue ideally lends itself to choirs and brass ensembles, with its stunning acoustic and fabulous Harrison organ.
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