Fire Songs: Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford / Owen Rees

Tickets £5-£20, can be booked via the Ticket Tailor website.

Fire and flames have long captured the imagination of writers and composers. Queen’s Choir here presents a programme of dramatic twentieth-century choral works encompassing the ‘immortal fire’ of Britten’s Hymn to St Cecilia, the ’flame of fire’ evoked in John Rutter’s extraordinary Hymn to the Creator of Light, and John Tavener’s majestic evocation of William Blake’s Tyger, ‘burning bright’. The centrepiece is Morten Lauridsen’s Madrigali - Six ‘Fire Songs’, settings of sixteenth-century madrigal texts on the theme of ardent love.



O Radiant Dawn James MacMillan

Madrigali – Six ‘Fire Songs’ on Italian Renaissance Poems  Morten Lauridsen

The Gallant Weaver  James MacMillan

The Tyger  John Tavener

Hymn to St Cecilia  Benjamin Britten

Faire is the heaven  William Harris

Hymn to the Creator of Light  John Rutter


This performance will run without interval.