The Carice Singers, conducted by George Parris
Acclaimed vocal ensemble The Carice Singers perform a special Twelfth Night concert in St Mary’s Church Warwick.
Come and immerse yourself in the sound of Twelfth Night and its nocturnal mysteries with stunning unaccompanied choral music from across the centuries sung by one of the foremost choirs in the country. The Carice Singers have performed at the Cheltenham Music Festival, the Oxford Lieder Festival, and have recently released a recording with the BBC Music Magazine. They return to St Mary’s Church Warwick after a successful Messiah in 2016 to usher in the New Year and present their hallmark of magical, warm, and pure sound at its most imaginative.
Samuel Barber – Twelfth Night
Walter Lambe – Nesciens Mater
Herbert Howells – Three Carol Anthems
Nicholas Ludford – Ave Cujus Conceptio
Francis Poulenc – Un Soir de Neige
Per Nørgård – Winter Hymn
Robert White – Christe qui lux es et dies
Gustav Mahler (arr. Clytus Gottwald) – Um mitternacht
Peter Warlock – The Rich Cavalcade, Bethlehem Down
Sergei Rachmaninov – Bogoroditse Devo, from All-Night Vigil
The Carice Singers is a British vocal ensemble directed by George Parris, described as possessing a “beauty of tone” and “musicality” that “few can match” (Gramophone Magazine, 2016). Since its founding in 2011, the ensemble has performed at many festivals and venues throughout the British Isles and in Germany (including Cheltenham Music Festival and the Oxford Lieder Festival), in addition to making recordings for Naxos and the BBC Music Magazine.
George Parris combines his role as Founder and Conductor of The Carice Singers with further studies in Choral Conducting at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where he is also a member of the Helsinki Chamber Choir. He read Music at both Cambridge and Oxford universities and has received a Certificate of Merit from the Elgar Society for his research on Elgar’s music. He has worked with the Croatian Radio-Television Choir, and observed the Danish National Vocal Ensemble, RIAS Kammerkor and the Latvian Radio Choir.