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St Charles Singers
June 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm£15
The St Charles Singers, a professional American chamber choir of around 30 voices from Chicago, will be giving a concert of some rarely heard American music in Ripon Cathedral 20th June at 7.30pm, notably Dominick Argento’s “Walden Pond” (1996), a virtuosic and evocative five movement work for mixed choir, three cellos and harp. The Chicago Tribune describes the choir as “a splendidly disciplined and beautifully responsive group… choral singing doesn’t get much better than this”. John Rutter, who has conducted them on a number of occasions when visiting the USA describes them as a choir of the highest calibre, sensitive, assured, and versatile. He goes on to say “I have been privileged to direct Jeff Hunt’s choir on a number of fondly-remembered occasions. It is like being allowed to drive someone else’s finely-tuned Rolls Royce. They purr along effortlessly at high speed, negotiate the awkward corners with ease, make you feel like a better driver – and you don’t even have to fill them up with fuel!”
Tickets available in the Cathedral shop, Little Ripon Bookshop and on the door, £15, £12 for concessions.