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A new concert in Duomo by the Chamber Choir of Haileybury College

The summer in Cathedral is enriched by a new musical event

Wednesday 3 July, at 4 p.m. , in Milan Cathedral, there will in fact be the concert by the “Chamber Choir of Haileybury College”, a British ensemble led by Maestro Hugh Rowlands.

 

A unique occasion to discover the highest musical tradition of English colleges.

 

Haileybury College was founded in the early 19th century as a training institute for the Honourable East India Company.

The building was completed in 1809 by architect William Wilkins, known for the National Gallery in London, and opened to students in September 1862, after the closure of the East India College in 1858, becoming a new independent school.

Today, the school has around 900 students between the ages of 11 and 18. It has a intense music department, making it known for its choral tradition.

 

The ‘Chamber Choir’ has successfully toured Australia and Malaysia and will release its latest recordings during the summer.

On Wednesday 3 July, it will be possible to hear part of his repertoire. The programme includes titles such as Hymn for St Cecilia by Herbert Howells, O Nata Lux by Thomas Tallis, Thou Hast Searched Me by Joanna Marsh, Music when soft voices die by Jeffrey Rowlands and finally Lo, the full final sacrifice by Maestro Gerald Finzi, lasting about 45 minutes.

 

The concert is free of charge from the façade of the Duomo, with access through the door reserved for the worshippers (extreme north door, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele side) starting at 3.30 p.m., subject to availability.

 

An opportunity to discover the precious choral repertoire of English colleges, whose voices will cheer in the beautiful setting of the Cathedral.