Magdalen College Choir to Perform at SMAA
The Magdalen College choir is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m., April 8 at Saint Michael and All Angels, 8011 Douglas, in Dallas. Get tickets here.
The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford was founded in 1480. Magdalen College was then one of the oldest and largest choral foundations in late-medieval England, and this historic legacy has been preserved and maintained over five centuries. The Choir, which now enjoys an international reputation as one of the finest ensembles in the UK, exists primarily to sing the daily church services in Magdalen College Chapel. They also sing at a number of special occasions throughout the year, including the famous May Day celebrations, an ancient tradition dating back to the 16th century.
Magdalen College Choir has toured Poland, Japan, the USA, Hungary, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Germany and France; concert appearances have included the BBC Proms and Cadogan Hall. The Choir has worked with a number of leading orchestras including the Britten Sinfonia, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. In Oxford, they have collaborated with both composers and musicians to record discs under the Royal Opera House ‘Opus Arte’ label: recordings have included the music of John Ward and Thomas Tomkins with the celebrated viol group, Phantasm, and the work of the renowned composer of sacred music, Matthew Martin. They have won a Gramophone award, and have collaborated with the film composer George Fenton, most notably in Richard Attenborough’s movie, Shadowlands, with the Beatles member Sir Paul McCartney, and on the award-winning soundtrack for the BBC TV series, Blue Planet.