The accolades directed towards the Choir of Trinity College in Cambridge, England, come from the most demanding of audiences.
Gramophone magazine, which unabashedly calls itself the most respected and consulted classical music review magazine in the world, considers Trinity College’s choir the fifth best in the world.
The magazine called the choir’s recording of the Mass for Notre Dame by the English organist and composer David Briggs “one of the finest CDs of sacred choral and organ music you’ll ever hear.”
Reviews from other esteemed publications call the choir’s performances “glorious,” ‘accomplished,” “of the highest quality.”
Atlanta devotees as well as skeptics will have the chance to judge for themselves when the choir performs at the Cathedral of St. Philip on Sunday, July 8, beginning at 7 p.m.
Dale Adelmann, St. Philip’s canon, says that the choir’s acclaim is based on its commitment to singing three choral services each week during the university terms, “giving them a facility of musicianship and breadth of repertoire that is truly astonishing.”
He told GlobalAtlanta that he heard the choir last month and said that he would be “hard pressed” to name four better ones despite Gramophone’s judgment.
The Atlanta performance is to include the following repertoire: Arvo Pärt, Bogoroditse Djev; John Tavener, Mother of God, here I stand; Robert Parsons, Ave Maria; UÄ£is PrauliÅ†š, Gloria (Missa Rigensis); Thomas Tallis, Salvator mundi; Steven Stucky, O sacrum convivium; Henry Purcell, Remember not, Lord, our offences; Heinrich Schütz, Die Himmel erzählen; J.S. Bach, Lobet den Herrn; Felix Mendelssohn, Richte mich, Gott; César Franck, Pièce héroïque; Ä’riks Ešenvalds, A drop in the ocean and Edward Elgar, Great is the Lord.
The cost of attendance is $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the concert. The cost for seniors and students is $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the concert.
To reserve a place, call the cathedral’s bookstore at 404-237-7582 or go here.