Fri 12 Apr, Merton College
Merton college was founded in 1264 and is one of the oldest colleges in Oxford. The T-shaped chapel dates from 1290 and is considered to be one of Oxford's finest. It was designed as a small-scale cathedral but the knave was never built, so the choir and the transcepts form a T-shape.
Capacity: 200 - 300
Facilities: No parking facilities, refreshments sometimes available in quad in summer, seating in the ante-chapel is at the back behind a carved screen from where the performers cannot been seen, disabled access.
Walking: approx. 10 mins
By car: approx. 5 mins
By bus: X90 from Gloucester Green Bus Station (bay 5) every 30 mins, stop Queens Lane (stop K5)
Passiontide at Merton 2019
The Riga Vocal Quartet
Chris Walsh Sinka conductor
Arvo Part Da pacem domine
Joaquin des Prez (attrib.) De profundis
Gabriel Jackson Exile Meditations
The Riga Vocal Quartet was founded in 2017 by American conductor and singer Christopher Walsh Sinka. The ensemble is comprised of current and former members of the State Choir LATVIJA and the Latvian Radio Choir, two of the world’s finest professional choral ensembles. The Riga Vocal Quartet brings its ample experience in ensemble singing to a repertoire of both new and early music; in July 2017, the ensemble gave the world premiere of Gabriel Jackson’s Exile Meditations, a 30 minute work examining the universal refugee experience through the stories of Latvian refugees in post-World War II Europe and modern-day Middle Eastern refugees. The Riga Vocal Quartet is comprised of Agnese Urka (soprano, Latvian Radio Choir), Darta Treija (mezzo-soprano, former member of the State Choir LATVIJA), Christopher Walsh Sinka (tenor, State Choir LATVIJA), and Eduards Fiskovics (baritone, State Choir LATVIJA). In addition to experience in choral singing, each member of the quartet brings considerable experience in ensemble leadership having completed varying levels of education in choral conducting.
Duration: 1 hour with no interval
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Image © Joel Garthwaite