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Girton College Chapel Choir Tour 2021

Girton Choir at Cremona Cathedral
The choir at Cremona Cathedral, where Ingegneri was Director of Music

Girton College Chapel Choir is in concert at various venues in South-East England

The Music of Marc’Antonio Ingegneri (c. 1535/36–92)

The Cremonese composer Marc’Antonio Ingegneri (c. 1535/36–92) is chiefly remembered as the teacher of Claudio Monteverdi. For well-nigh 500 years, his own achievements were left sitting in the shadows. Our Director of Chapel Music has, however, begun to shine a light on this rarely heard work. Accompanied by the Historic Brass of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Girton Choir's pioneering performances and recordings of his music reveal Ingegneri to have been one of the masters of his age, writing music of breathtaking richness and beauty.

You can hear some of Ingegneri’s music on the choir’s latest, widely acclaimed recording Marc’Antonio Ingegneri: Missa Laudate Pueri Dominum. However, the repertoire of the new tour includes many newly researched, freshly edited pieces which will be sung and played this month for the first time in nearly 450 years. Programme highlight include the Missa Voce Mea and the polyphonic motets for double-choir.


A snippet of Cantate et psallite Domino

Sit back and enjoy a selection of photographs kindly taken by Musician in Residence, Jeremy West and photographer, Phil Mynott from the Choir Tour whilst the choir sing Cantate et psallite Domino, accompanied by historic brass from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and directed by Gareth Wilson.


The Cornetts and Sackbuts of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Girton’s Old Hall

The Cornetts and Sackbuts of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Girton’s Old Hall.

Tour Details:  

  • Thursday 8 July, 1pm - Concert at Ely Cathedral, in the Lady Chapel.
    • Admission is by Cathedral ticket
  • Saturday 10 July, 3pm - Live streamed event from Girton College, Cambridge.
  • Tuesday 13 July, 1.30pm -  A short open-rehearsal recital at The London Oratory (sometimes known as the Brompton Oratory)
  • Tuesday 13 July, 6pm - The Choir will sing Mass at St James' Church, Spanish Place, Marylebone, London
    • Reserve seats for the Mass via the venue website
  • Sunday 18 July, 7pm - Concert at St Luke's, Chelsea, London
    • Donations in aid of McCabe Educational Trust

Please note that, with regret, our concerts in York and Hexham have been cancelled. However, keep viewing this page for other opportunities to hear the choir and the cornetts and sackbuts of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in and around Cambridge and London in the coming days.

Girton College Choir at Girton150 Festival

Girton College Choir at Girton150 Festival