成立于2008年, the St Catharine's College 女子合唱团 was the first college-based choir for girls in the UK, breaking with 900 years of tradition and setting a precedent which has been followed by several other institutions both here and abroad. The choir provides a unique and invaluable musical experience for girls aged 8 to 15; with many girls continuing to age 18 in the mixed-voice 大学合唱团.
The choir sings weekly in the College 教堂, as well as giving regular concerts and its repertoire extends from the early Middle Ages to the 21st century, including music both sacred and secular.
The choir is currently made up of 28 girls, aged between eight and fifteen (school years four to ten), 来自当地学校. The choir meets twice a week - on Monday and Tuesday afternoons after school - and sings a service in chapel every Tuesday, as well as participating in special concerts.
The 女子合唱团 is semi-independent of the mixed-voice student 大学合唱团, though choristers leaving the choir at age 15 may, 通过试镜, be invited to sing as a full member of the 大学合唱团. Members of the 女子合唱团 also receive regular tuition in music theory and vocal technique. The ethos of the choir differs from many other choirs of its type. St Catharine’s Girls’ Choir is not a school choir; nor is it limited to traditional Church repertoire. We are always looking at ways to expand the musical experience and vision of choir members, and this is reflected in the diversity of the choir’s activities.
The 少女合唱团之友计划 was launched in 2018 with the ambition to support the choir's many activities through the endowment of choristerships. 你可以阅读更多关于 计划在这里.
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The choir has given performances in such distinguished venues as St Paul's Cathedral, 圣大卫的大厅, 加的夫和圣约翰, 史密斯广场, and has sung services in the Cathedrals of Ely, 利奇菲尔德和格洛斯特. The choir has toured to the USA and throughout Europe. and is regularly asked to participate in major choral/orchestral works such as Bach's St Matthew Passion, 马勒的第三交响曲, Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius and Holst's The Planets. The girls have made several appearances on BBC Radio, including a special edition of Radio 3's The Choir with opera star Sarah Connolly as part of the celebrations marking International Womens' Day; and a former head chorister of the choir was awarded BBC Young Chorister of the Year. The choir have made a number of commercial recordings, released under the Resonus Classics label. 看到 记录页面 有关详细信息,.
The choir has also been involved in special outreach and educational projects, most notably 干细胞在歌, the most recent in collaboration with the London Science Museum.
Please note the current schedule has been changed as a result of Covid restrictions.
- 星期一:16.30-17.00 Probationers only; 17.00-17.30 Full Choir; 17.30-18.30只唱诗班歌手
- Tuesday (outside University terms): as Monday
- 星期二(大学学期期间):17.00-18.00 rehearsal for Full Choir; 18.30-19.10服务
For information about auditioning for the choir, please contact 爱德华韦翰.