Ely Cathedral’s world-famous Lady Chapel will be the illustrious venue for Cambridge Voices’ Choral Extravaganza on 28th August Bank Holiday Monday this year, when this dynamic and innovative choir, directed by founder Ian de Massini, celebrate their 30th anniversary. Profits from this fundraising concert go to support the work of Babylon ARTS (operated by ADEC Charity No. 1043197).
Founded jointly by Ian de Massini (former choral scholar of King’s College Chapel Choir, Cambridge) and Marie-Madeleine Duruflé in Paris in 1987, this highly-acclaimed choir will perform Duruflé’s ravishing Requiem, composed for choir, organ, cello and vocal soloists, infused with medieval plainchant and French romantic harmonies, alongside De Massini’seffervescent setting of the Spiritual, Do what the Spirit says! specially commissioned for this concert. The first half of the concert will include works by Tallis, Gibbons, Stanfordand Rubbra, as well as the finale from Widor’s Toccata (Organ solo), Wylkynson’s tour-de-force, 13-voice
Canon from the Eton Choirbook with the choir surrounding the whole audience andVaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis (Arranged for choir by De Massini (World Premiere).
Tickets: Premium seating £29 (reserved seating, programme and interval drink included) /Standard seating £21 (unreserved) / Full time Students £19. Advance booking for this unique event is strongly recommended.
Online tickets: www.babylonarts.org.uk or call our Box Office on 01353 616991. You can also buy tickets in person from Babylon ARTS, Babylon Gallery, Waterside, Ely, CB7 4AU. Burrows Bookshop, High Street Passage, Ely and Ely Cathedral Box Office.
Babylon ARTS (operated by ADEC)
Regd. Charity No. 1043197
Tel: 01353 616993 (please note I am now back on my normal telephone number).