Performance caps first U.S. tour in more than a decade
One of England’s oldest and most respected choirs will perform at Valparaiso University in the Chapel of the Resurrection on April 29 at 7:30 p.m. The choir’s 2015 tour is its first since 2003, with limited engagements in seven states and eight cities.
“We’re thrilled to host the St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir,” said Lorraine S. Brugh, University organist and director of Chapel music, Frederick J. Kruse Chair in Organ, and professor of music. “The Chapel of the Resurrection’s acoustics and organ are particularly well-suited to the organ and choral music of the choir, and this concert is the only one in the metropolitan Chicago area.”
Led by director of music Andrew Carwood and organist Simon Johnson, the St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir consists of 30 boy treble choristers, eight probationers and 12 vicars choral. It has appeared throughout Europe, Asia, North America and South America, and regularly leads prominent services including the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen in 2012.
Tickets are available at valpo.edu/thearts or 219.464.5162 and cost $50 for priority, $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors, $10 for Valpo faculty and staff, and are free for Valpo students.