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British Christmas Hits

British Christmas Hits

2017 December 27, Wednesday, 19.00
Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius
Performers
THE QUEEN’S SIX Vocal Sextet:
DANIEL BRITTAIN, TIMOTHY CARLESTON (countertenors)
NICHOLAS MADDEN, DOMINIC BLAND (tenors)
ANDREW THOMPSON, SIMON WHITELEY (bass-baritones)
Programme
British Christmas Hits

Songs by William Byrd, Gustav Holst, Reginald Jacques, Thomas Hewitt Jones and Kenneth Leighton, as well as traditional English chants and arrangements

The Queen’s Six can be called the royal vocal sextet. The ensemble was established in 2008, the 450th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth I, from whom it takes its name. The Queen was the patroness of the art; her royal court was always filled with music, it was there that the composers for The Queen’s SixThomas Tallis, William Byrd, Thomas Tomkins, Thomas Morley, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Weelkes – served. Today Vilnius hosts the performance of nowadays’ The Queen’s Six. Well-known vocalists are also Lay Clerks of St George’s Chapel. The singers often perform before the Royal Family, as well as in the world’s prestigious concert venues. Their repertoire embraces secular and sacred music – from austere early chant, florid renaissance polyphony, lewd madrigals and haunting folk songs to upbeat jazz and pop arrangements. The ensemble’s debut album (Resonus Classics) released in 2015 earned great recognition. It was followed by secular music album Her Heavenly Harmony in 2016. The Queen’s Six concert itineraries list Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Spain, etc. Last year the ensemble visited Lithuanian and Latvia. 

Ticket prices
10, 15, 20, 30, 35 Eur
 
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