Monday 17 June 2019 - 'Self, Flesh and Air' Concert at Christ Church Picture Gallery
DUE TO THE FACT THAT TICKET SALES ARE APPROACHING THE MAXIMUM CAPACITY OF THE PICTURE GALLERY, TICKETS ARE NOW ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR. ONCE WE ARE AT CAPACITY, WE WILL HAVE TO TURN PEOPLE AWAY. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause but we cannot 'squeeze' more people in without jeopardising the security of the paintings.
Schola Cantorum has embarked on an exciting new commission involving a collaboration between composer Toby Young and writer Jennifer Thorp. Toby has written a set of three madrigals, which aim to explore the lives of people living with mental illness in order to give voice to those affected by the trauma, isolation and stigma of their separation from society. Taking inspiration from cutting edge clinical research at the university, the 'difficult' nature of the subject matter is matched by equally challenging music.
The concert takes place in the tranquil surroundings of Christ Church Picture Gallery; in the company of some of the most important Old Master paintings in the country, which deal with equally challenging topics in visual form. The programme also includes a rarely heard anthem for double choir by Ivor Gurney, works by Herbert Howells and Kenneth Leighton, and a new piece by Oxford student William Marshall.