Holloway Children’s Choir UK Tour Dates- Llangollen, Chester, Oxford and London

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The Holloway Children’s Choir is currently on tour in the UK!  We are performing at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod from 2nd-5th July (including a performance at Chester Storyhouse on the 4th), and the following week at the Holywell Music Room in Oxford on the 8th July, and the Underground Theatre at the Brunel Museum, Rotherhithe, on 9th July.  I founded the Holloway Children’s Choir in Tianjin, China, in January 2018.  Our aim is to introduce Tianjin children to the European, and especially the British choral tradition both liturgical and secular, and to involve Chinese children in the joys of music-making and choir-singing.

I would love to see lots of people there!  Details of performance dates and concert programmes below:

 

“Who has seen the wind?”- Holloway Children’s Choir Lunchtime Recital

@ One Concert Series, St Collen’s Church, Llangollen, 1pm Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Conductor: George Holloway, Piano: Tom Green

Repertoire to include: Jiangsu folk song Jasmine Flower, three of Chen Yi’s Chinese Mountain Songs, Richard Strauss Devotion, Gabriel Fauré  Cantique de Jean Racine, and newly commisioned works by Tom Green Who has seen the wind? and The Owl, Sam Cave …the magic in my eyes…, and George Holloway Red Cliff.

 

“There is a Flower”- Holloway Children’s Choir Acapella Recital

Amphitheatre Stage, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, 5:30pm, Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Conductor: George Holloway

Repertoire: Melchior Vulpius There is a Flower, Zoltán Kodály Hegyi Ejszakák (On the Mountain Top) and Esti Dal (Evening Song) , part songs by Béla Bartók, Eugen Suchoň Aká Si Mi Krásna (How Beautiful You Are!) and the late 13th century round Summer is a-coming in.  

 

“…with magic in my eyes…”- New Compositions for Children’s Choir

 Storyhouse, Chester, 1:30pm, Thursday 4th July 2019

Conductor: George Holloway, Piano: Tom Green

The choir has commissioned 4 new works specially for the UK tour, three of which are featured here, alongside the choral suite from an “opera for children’s choir” by George Holloway, which the choir premiered in Tianjin Conservatory of Music in January 2018:

Tom Green Who has seen the wind?, Sam Cave (b.1987) …with magic in my eyes…, Tom Green The Owl, George Holloway (b.1983) Cao Chong Weighs the Elephant  (choral suite from the opera for children’s choir).

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“Jasmine Flower”- Holloway Children’s Choir Chinese choral works’ recital

 Globe Stage, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, 11:30pm, Friday 5th July 2019

Conductor: George Holloway, Piano: Tom Green

Jiangsu folk song Jasmine Flower, Chen Yi (b.1953) Chinese Mountain Songs, Huang Zi (1904-1938) Seeing Plum Blossom in the Snow, Wang Liping (b.1941)  The Sea, Ah! My Hometown!, George Holloway Cao Chong Weighs the Elephant (finale from the choral suite of the opera for children’s choir).

 

“On the Mountain Top”- Oxford, Holywell Music Room recital

Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford, 7:30pm, Monday 8th July 2019

Conductor: George Holloway, Piano: Tom Green

Choral music for children’s voices by: Richard Strauss – Chen Yi – Zoltán Kodály – Tom Green – George Holloway – Gabriel Fauré -Eugen Suchoň – Yang Hongnian – Wang Liping – Huang Zi – Béla Bartók – Sam Cave – John Rutter

 

“On the Mountain Top”- Rotherhithe, London, Brunel Museum Underground Theatre recital

Underground Theatre, Brunel Museum (Address: Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LF)

3pm, Tuesday 9th July 2019

Conductor: George Holloway, Piano: Tom Green

Choral music for children’s voices by: Tom Green –  Eugen Suchoň – Richard Strauss – George Holloway – Zoltán Kodály – Chen Yi – Sam Cave – Yang Hongnian – Wang Liping – Huang Zi – Gabriel Fauré

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