The Chamber Singers performed in England as part of its 2017 concert tour in late February and early March. The 25-voice select ensemble, directed by Dr. Patrick O’Shea, professor of music, gave performances at liturgies and schools, and took advantage of the wonderful opportunity to tour the London area and attend English theatre events.
The concerts were open to the public, and guests were welcome at the various liturgies. Repertoire included a cappella works by Palestrina, Tavener, Debussy, Woollen, Lauridsen, and Nystedt. The concerts also featured the English premiere performances of “A Prayer of St. Anselm,” an English setting of a prayer of St. Anselm of Canterbury by Dr. O’Shea. Upon their return, the Chamber Singers presented a homecoming concert at the Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels.
Dr. Gary Diomandes, director of our London Study Abroad program, accompanied the group and posted many blog notes and photos.