Norwich Cathedral Choir

Norwich Cathedral Choir

Norwich Cathedral Choir to Perform at IWU

September 29, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -  England's Norwich Cathedral Choir will give a guest performance on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. in IWU's Evelyn Chapel, 1301 N. Park St., in Bloomington.

The event is free and open to the public.

The performance will include a lecture on the English choral evensong tradition.  The choir's repertoire incorporates music by many of the great English and European composers of the last 500 years, as well as contemporary pieces.  The group has toured Europe and the United States, been broadcast regularly on the BBC and featured on many recordings.

Conducting the choir is David Dunnett, a former organ scholar of Clare College, Cambridge, and student of the Royal Academy of Music.  Dunnett has taught music at Uppingham School and was the sub-organist at Winchester Cathedral from 1991-1996.  He has also been named Organist and Master of the Music at Norwich Cathedral where, in addition to conducting the choir, he directs the Norwich Philharmonic Society and works regularly as an accompanist and examiner.  Dunnett has performed the organ in Europe, Russia, Scandinavia, Brazil, the United States and Australia, and has been featured on numerous recordings as a soloist and accompanist.

Illinois Wesleyan is the last stop on the choir's Midwestern Tour, which includes performances at several churches and schools.

For additional information, contact the School of Music office at (309) 556-3061.

 Contact: Amanda ReCupido, (309) 556-3181