Choir of The Queen’s College Oxford performs at the UMinho Rectory
The Queen’s College Choir of Oxford (United Kingdom), directed by Owen Rees, performs this Thursday, the 7th, at 19:00, in the medieval hall of the Rectory of the University of Minho, in Largo do Paço, in Braga.
The initiative has free admission and is part of the Interdisciplinary Conference on the 650th Anniversary of the Luso-British Alliance, which the UMinho Law School and the Portugal UK-650 initiative are promoting until 9 July. It is also the beginning of the Portuguese tour of this choir, which until the 15th will pass through Braga, Vizela, Lisbon, Sintra, Coimbra and Porto.
The Queen’s College Choir is one of the best and most active university choirs in the UK, combining regular activity in its campus baroque chapel with performances with professional orchestras such as the Academy of Ancient Music, the Oxford Philomusica and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He has toured the USA, China, Sri Lanka, Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands and Germany.
In addition, he regularly records renaissance, baroque and contemporary music for BBC Radio and has recorded the soundtrack for films at London’s famous Abbey Road Studios, such as “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”, which was nominated for a Grammy and BBC award. Film Music of the Year. This choir released several records, including Portuguese polyphony with conductor and musicologist Owen Rees. The recording of the works “Dixit Dominus”, by Handel and Alessandro Scarlatti, was acclaimed by the magazines “Early Music Review” and “Choir and Organ”, among other examples. The official website is www.queenschoir.com.
The entire academic community is invited to attend the concert.
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