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Queen’s Six Celebrates Christmas

Queen’s Six Celebrates Christmas

2020 December 27, Sunday, 19.00
Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius
Performers
QUEEN’S SIX Vocal Ensemble (Great Britain):
DANIEL BRITTAIN, TIM CARLESTON (countertenors)
NICHOLAS MADDEN, DOMINIC BLAND (tenors)
ANDREW THOMPSON, SIMON WHITELEY (bass-baritones)
Programme
Queen’s Six Celebrates Christmas

Popular Christmas carols; songs by Mel Tormé, Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane, Leroy Anderson, Paul McCartney, Ben E. King, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, James Lord Pierpoint, Armando Manzanero, Ariel Ramirez and others, arrangements by Stephen Carleston, Timothy Carleston, Bob Chilcott, Simon Whiteley and others

“One senses element of collusion when listening to the evident enjoyment they derive from singing together. It brings a kind of twinkle to the performance that it is hard to find in the proliferation of groups of this type. Music is in the blood of these singers”, wrote the influential “Gramophone”.

We call the Queen’s Six vocal sextet, which has performed more than once in Lithuania and is very popular with the audience, royal. The ensemble was founded in 2008 for the 450th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth I. The Queen was the patron of art, there was always music in her palace, where the famous creators of the Queen’s Six of that era – Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, Thomas Tomkins, Thomas Morley, Orlando Gibbons and Thomas Weelkes – served. Today we are welcoming the Queen’s Six of the 21st century. These are famous vocalists singing in St. George’s Chapel. The singers perform both for the royal family and on prestigious world stages, giving concerts of secular and sacred music. Their repertoire includes medieval chants, Renaissance polyphony, sensual madrigals, folk songs and cheerful arrangements of jazz and pop music. In 2015, the ensemble released their highly acclaimed first album (on “Resonus Classics”), followed by a number of other hugely popular CDs. Sextet’s concert tours stretch through Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Spain and more. In 2018, the ensemble joined the chapel choir for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Queen’s Six celebrates Christmas in Vilnius again, where it presents a diverse programme that guarantees a festive mood.

Ticket prices
15, 20, 25 Eur
 
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