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Royal Holloway hosts choral and musical delights

Posted on 29/01/2010

London Mozart Players will join forces with the Choir of Royal Holloway

The London Mozart Players and Choir of Royal Holloway will join forces on Wednesday 3 February in the College’s Windsor Building Auditorium at 7.30pm, as part of their exciting partnership, for a jubilant concert.

Founded by Harry Blech in 1949 as the UK’s first chamber orchestra, the London Mozart Players (LMP) is regarded as one of the UK’s finest ensembles. Internationally renowned for its outstanding live performances and CD recordings and particularly known for its definitive performances of the core Classical repertoire, the LMP also plays an active part in contemporary music, giving many world premières and commissioning new works, especially of British composers.

The LMP has developed an extensive and highly regarded education, community and audience development programme and is particularly committed to developing new audiences in outer London boroughs and rural areas. Associations with educational institutions also bring inspiring and valued relationships, including those with Royal Holloway.

Described by the Times as “truly fabulous” and “breathtakingly expressive,” the Choir of Royal Holloway is one of the finest mixed-voice collegiate choirs in the UK. The Chapel Choir was created at the time of the foundation of Royal Holloway in 1886. Originally a choir for women’s voices, the Choir now comprises 22 Choral Scholars.

In the UK the Choir has given concerts in many of the country’s finest cathedrals and with ensembles including Florilegium and the RCM Baroque Orchestra. The Choir is regularly asked to deputise for the choirs of St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. The Choir’s catalogue of recordings includes CDs for Naxos, Signum and Albany. They now record exclusively for top UK record label Hyperion.

A concert bar will be open from 6.45pm and during the interval.

Tickets, priced at £18 (£15 concessions), can be purchased by calling Sue Heath on 01784 414471 or emailing sue.heath@rhul.ac.uk


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