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Schola Cantorum to perform at Haileybury

Schola Cantorum, Oxford University’s leading chamber choir, will visit Haileybury on Thursday, 24 September, to perform as part of their 50th anniversary celebration of recitals all over the UK. Haileybury’s Chamber Choir will perform alongside this distinguished choir.

Their visit to Haileybury will feature choral music written by composers closely associated with the University, including John Taverner, who was the director of music at Christchurch College in the 1500s, and Hubert Parry, who was professor of music at the turn of the 20th Century.

The concert will also include exciting recent works by Howard Goodall and Oxford graduate and Haileybury’s Director of Music, Quentin Thomas.

Schola Cantorum’s young singers will perform an unforgettable concert, led by their inspirational conductor James Burton, who is one of the UK’s finest choral conductors. Quentin Thomas was Jamie Burton’s Head Chorister at Westminster Abbey and he also used to sing with Schola Cantorum while a student at Oxford.  

“This event will provide an excellent opportunity for pupils in all year-groups who may be harbouring aspirations of applying to Oxford University, especially to read music or a music-related undergraduate degree, to speak to students who are currently studying there and discover first-hand what student life at Oxford is really like. Moreover, it will be particularly beneficial for all pupils in the Upper Sixth year who are applying to Oxford University in this year’s UCAS application process,” says Haileybury’s Higher Education Advisor, Kevin Loughton.

The performance takes place in the Haileybury Chapel on Thursday, 24 September, from 8.35pm.

Tickets are available to parents and the public, at £5 per person. Contact the Haileybury Box Office on telephone 01992 706200 or boxoffice@haileybury.com.