Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 4:00pm
St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
743 Prospect Street
La Jolla, California 92037
Since the founding of a mixed voice choir in 1972, the Choir of Clare College has gained an international reputation as one of the world’s leading university choirs. In addition to its primary function of leading services three times a week in the College chapel, the Choir keeps an active schedule recording, broadcasting, and performing. Former directors have included John Rutter and Timothy Brown. Under the direction of Graham Ross, Director of Music since 2010, it has been praised for its consistently ‘thrilling’ and ‘outstanding’ performances worldwide. Recent engagements include Handel’s Messiah with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the world première of Alexander Raskatov’s Green Mass and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Fauré Requiem with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, a major Bach cantata series to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with visiting orchestras including European Union Baroque Orchestra and Royal Academy of Music Baroque Soloists, concerts in the Spitalfields Festival, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sydney Opera House, Washington’s Library of Congress, and many international tours. The Choir’s 2017/18 season includes many performances throughout the UK, concerts with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Manchester Camerata and major tours across USA, Rome, France and Malta.