Under the direction of Stephen Layton, Director of Music, Trinity College, Cambridge, UQ Chamber singers will join forces with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra to present J.S. Bach's monumental Mass in B Minor.

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J.S. Bach Mass in B minor - UQ Chamber Singers with QSO directed by Stephen Layton

Sat 8 Apr 2017 7:30pm9:00pm

About the performers

Stephen Layton

Layton guest conducts widely and has worked with the London Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, the Philadelphia, the Minnesota, the Melbourne Symphony, the Auckland Philharmonia, the Hallé, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the London Sinfonietta, the English, Scottish, and Irish Chamber Orchestras, the Ulster, the Bournemouth Symphony, the Royal Scottish National, the Northern Sinfonia and Australian Chamber Orchestras.  He has collaborated with the Academy of Ancient Music, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Britten Sinfonia, with whom he has recorded a wide range of repertoire including Handel, Bach, Bruckner, and Poulenc.  For English National Opera he conducted Bach’s St John Passion in a stage production directed by Deborah Warner.

Stephen Layton is the Conductor of Polyphony which he founded in 1986.  He has been Music Director of the Holst Singers since 1993.  In 2006 he was made a Fellow and Director of Music of Trinity College, Cambridge, where he directs The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge.  From 1997-2006, he was Director of Music at London's Temple Church, and from 1999-2004 he was Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Kammerkoor.  From 2000-2012 he was Chief Guest Conductor of the Danish National Vocal Ensemble.

A champion of new music, Stephen Layton has premiered new works and recordings with a number of composers including Arvo Pärt, Thomas Adès and James MacMillan.  His bold realisation of John Tavener’s epic seven-hour vigil, The Veil of the Temple - a new departure in British music - was premiered in 2003 at The Temple Church London.  It was subsequently performed in 2004 at the Royal Albert Hall during the BBC Proms, and in the Avery Fisher Hall, New York, as part of the Lincoln Center Festival.

UQ Chamber Singers

Now in their fourth year, the UQ Chamber Singers are one of Australia's vibrant young choral ensembles, drawing excellent singers from the School of Music and across the wider university. Under the direction of Graeme Morton AO, Choral Fellow at the School of Music and Director of Music at St John's Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane, the ensemble focusses on the traditional and specialist choral repertoire as well as contemporary art music.

Adult: from $74
Concession: from $64
Student: $50
Tickets available through the QPAC Website