The Choir of Sidney Sussex College

University of Cambridge, England's choir performs English Renaissance music, led by conductor Dr. David Skinner.

When: Sunday, July 29, 2012, 3 p.m.

Where: First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara

Cost: $15 - $20

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Vocal music


Conductor Dr. David Skinner leads the Choir in a performance of Early Music. Dr. Skinner is renown for his research and performance of early music and is the co-founder of the award-winning ensemble, The Cardinall's Musick, with whom he produced more than 25 recordings during his time as co-artistic director (1989-2004). He's also served as academic advisor and music editor of a number of professional vocal ensembles including the Hilliard Ensemble, Tallis Scholars, The King’s Singers, The Sixteen, and several of the collegiate choirs in Oxford and Cambridge. Santa Barabara is privileged to receive David Skinner as Quire of Voyces Director, Nathan Kreitzer happened to go to college with David Skinner and they both sang in an ensemble David Skinner started called the 'schola cantorum'.

The Choir's repertoire will include Renaissance music by Taverner, Lassus, Byrd, and Victoria, and twentieth-century English music by Parry, Howells, and Vaughan Williams. Also of note is the anticipated performance of Eric Whitacre's Alleluia, written for the Choir of Sidney Sussex. The Quire of Voyces and the Choir of Sidney Sussex will join forces in singing this beautiful piece as well as a few others. Eric Whitacre is one of America’s brightest young stars of contemporary concert music. His evocative compositions have earned awards from ASCAP (Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award), the Barlow International Composition Competition, the American Choral Directors Association (Raymond C. Brock Commission), and the American Composers Forum. His 2004 musical Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings was awarded the inaugural ASCAP Harold Arlen Award, and he just won a 2012 Grammy award for his album, Light & Gold. The Los Angeles Times has praised his music for its “electric, chilling harmonies; works of unearthly beauty and imagination.”

Cost: $20 General Admission / $15 Student & Senior
Tickets: Available at the door or via Paypal at For more information, please contact Rochelle Yoshida at 805.204.4505 or by email at

Event posted July 5, 2012
Last updated July 5, 2012


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