Choral Evensong - 29 May 2016

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Sunday, 29 May 2016

This service includes the first performance of Nico Muhly's St John's Service, a work commissioned by the Master and Fellows of the College with generous support from Michael McLaren QC and Caroline McLaren.

Nico Muhly (b.1981) is an American composer and sought-after collaborator whose influences range from American minimalism to the Anglican choral tradition. The recipient of commissions from The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and others, he has written more than 80 works for the concert stage, including the operas Two Boys (2010), Dark Sisters (2011), and the forthcoming Marnie; the song cycles Sentences (2015), for countertenor Iestyn Davies (former member of the Choir of St John's College, Cambridge), and Impossible Things (2009), for tenor Mark Padmore; a viola concerto for violist Nadia Sirota; and the choral works My Days (2011) and Recordare, Domine (2013), written for the Hilliard Ensemble and the Tallis Scholars respectively. 

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