Simon Carrington Chamber Singers Second Season Concerts
- Saturday, May 29, 2010, 8 p.m.
- First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway, Lawrence
- Cost: $10 - $20
- Age limit: All ages
The Simon Carrington Chamber Singers kick off their second season with concerts in Kansas City and Lawrence on May 29. The group, which includes 24 choral artists from around the country, is led by artistic director Simon Carrington.
This year’s performances, entitled "Go Song of Mine," will feature works by Tallis, Purcell, Elgar, MacMillan, Chilcott and The Who. The ensemble will also present the world premiere of Melissa Dunphy’s choral work "What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach?" The piece was the winner of the 2010 Simon Carrington Chamber Singers Composition Competition.
Prior to teaching choral music in the United States, Carrington was a co-founder and long time director of The King’s Singers, an internationally acclaimed British vocal ensemble. He is now a renowned choral conductor and clinician, who served as the director of choral activities at the University of Kansas and the New England Conservatory, professor of choral conducting at Yale University and director of the Yale Schola Cantorum.
SCCS is a world class choral music ensemble based in Kansas City. The group was founded in 2008 with the goal of bringing together former Carrington students, now singers of high standing in their own right, who shared the desire to form an elite professional vocal chamber ensemble under Carrington’s direction.
The SCCS second season concerts will take place on May 29, 2010. The first will be held at 12 p.m. at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kansas City, Missouri, and the second will be held at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, Kansas. Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $10 for students. For more information, go to www.simoncarringtonchambersingers.com.