Yale Schola Cantorum | 2018 Spain Tour

Event time: 
Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 12:00am to Friday, June 8, 2018 - 11:00pm
Free; no tickets or registration
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Event description: 

Yale Schola Cantorum tours Spain

David Hill conductor


Path of Miracles
Joby Talbot

Performance dates and locations

Admission is free to all performances; no tickets or reservations required

Sunday, June 3 | Madrid

Mass at 12 PM and Post-service concert at Convento de las Mercedarias de la Purísima Concepción (Convento de “las Góngoras”)

Monday, June 4 | Roncesvalles

Mass at 6 PM and Post-service concert at Real Colegiata de Santa María de Roncesvalles

Tuesday, June 5 | Burgos

Concert at 8:15 PM at Catedral de Burgos

Wednesday, June 6 León

Concert at 8 PM at Iglesia Santa Marina la Real

Friday, June 8 | Santiago de Compostela

Concert at 8 PM at Igrexa da Compañía

Interviews with Schola members about Path of Miracles



About Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles

Written for the exceptional choral ensemble Tenebrae, this is an hour-long a cappella exploration of the phenomenon of the Camino de Santiago — the ancient Catholic pilgrimage route across northern Spain to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. The text comprises excerpts from historical and sacred documents in several different languages, alongside original material by poet Robert Dickinson.

About Joby Talbot

Joby Talbot was born in London in 1971. He studied composition privately with Brian Elias and at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, before completing a Master of Music (Composition) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Simon Bainbridge.

Highlights from among Talbot’s diverse catalogue include the narrative ballets Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (2011) and The Winter’s Tale (2014), both collaborations with choreographer Christopher Wheeldon for The Royal Ballet and National Ballet of Canada that have since entered the repertory of companies worldwide; the choral Path of Miracles (2005), a 60-minute a cappella journey along the Camino de Santiago commissioned by Nigel Short’s Tenebrae and performed regularly by international ensembles; arrangements of songs by Detroit rock duo The White Stripes alongside Talbot’s original works for choreographer Wayne McGregor’s unparalleled Chroma (The Royal Ballet, 2006); Worlds, Stars, Systems, Infinity (2012) as an additional movement to Holst’s The Planets for the Philharmonia Orchestra’s interactive digital installation, Universe of Sound under Esa-Pekka Salonen; Genus Quartet (2013) for Los Angeles’ acclaimed Calder Quartet, premiered as part of the Barbican’s weekend of new music curated by Nico Muhly; and the hugely popular animated feature Sing (Garth Jennings, 2016) for Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Minions). For the BBC Proms, Talbot has written The Wishing Tree (The King’s Singers, 2002); Sneaker Wave (BBC National Orchestra of Wales, 2004) and an arrangement of Purcell’s Chacony in G Minor (BBC Symphony Orchestra, 2011). Further orchestral highlights include Desolation Wilderness (2006), a trumpet concerto for Alison Balsom and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; and Meniscus (2013) to mark World Environment Day at China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts.

Talbot has considerable experience writing for the screen, including classic BBC comedy series The League of Gentlemen and feature films The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Garth Jennings, 2005) and Closed Circuit (John Crowley, 2013); and has been twice commissioned by the British Film Institute, to re-score silent films The Lodger (1999) and The Dying Swan (2002). A new score to Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1932 Vampyr for LA Opera’s Off Grand season at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles will be presented on 27 October 2018.

Talbot’s critically acclaimed first opera, Everest, was given its premiere in 2015 by The Dallas Opera. In the same year, he was awarded the prestigious Prix Benois de la Danse for The Winter’s Tale. Future works include a concerto for the acclaimed guitarist Miloš Karadaglić (summer 2018); a Cantata commissioned by Independent Opera for Britten Sinfonia and Britten Sinfonia Voices; a second opera for Dallas; and a third narrative ballet with Christopher Wheeldon.

Open to: 
General Public