World famous choir come to Warwick

Audiences in Warwick can see the world famous Choir of New College Oxford perform on Tuesday (February 25).
The New College Oxford Choir.The New College Oxford Choir.
The New College Oxford Choir.

The concert at St Mary’s church will be the last chance to see the Leamington-raised director Edward Higginbottom lead the choir, as he takes his retirement after 38 years at the helm.

With a wide-ranging programme - including Tudor music by Tallis, Byrd and Taverner, Italian baroque music by Lotti, Pergolesi and Allegri and two compositions of the Bach family - the choir will sing at different part of the church at different moments.

The concert is being organised by Leamington Music, whose director Richard Phillips said: “It is wonderful to have him back to Warwick, to honour him as one of the most important musicians ever to be brought up in this area.”

For tickets, call 776438.

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