2015 Schola Tour

Members of Schola and Juilliard415 gather with David Hill
August 19, 2015

to England (mostly) and France (briefly)

by Katharine Luce

Following successful concerts in New Haven and New York, Yale Schola Cantorum and principal conductor David Hill toured England and France from May 21 through 31, 2015.  Schola was joined by period-instrument ensemble Juilliard415 for Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, Op. 86; Juilliard415 also performed Haydn’s Symphony No. 94, “Surprise.” The program also featured two new ISM commissions: Daniel Kellogg’s Shout Joy! and Roderick Williams’ O Brother Man. This was the third international tour that Yale Schola Cantorum has embarked upon withJuilliard415 and the first led by David Hill. 

During their tour, the group was featured twice on BBC’s Radio 3—once as a guest feature on the afternoon program “In Tune,” and once as a “Live in Concert” broadcast from Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge.

The full itinerary of the tour is below. AUDITIONS begin September 1.


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  • David Hill rehearses Schola Cantorum in Winchester Cathedral. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Winchester Cathedral exterior. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Winchester Cathedral interior. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Shola members learn about the historic Winchester Bible. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Schola members learn about the historic Winchester Bible. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Winchester Cathedral interior. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Schola's first concert, at Winchester Cathedral. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • David Hill rehearsing Schola members for their joint Evensong at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Broad Street, Oxford. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Oxford. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Schola and Juilliard415 members dressed for their Oxford concert in the Old Library of the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Schola and Juilliard415 rehearse for their concert at the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Oxford. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Windsor Castle exterior. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Schola members dressed for their concert in "The Dungeon" at Windsor Castle. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Choir stalls at St. George's Chapel, Windsor. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Schola members line up for their concert at St. George's Chapel, Windsor. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Windsor Castle. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Choral conducting masterclass at the Royal Academy of Music. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Westminster Abbey exterior. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • David Hill rehearses Schola in the Song School at Westminster Abbey. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Schola members line up for Evensong at Westminster Abbey. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Westminster Abbey, London. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Schola members prepare for Evensong at Westminster Abbey. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Westminster Abbey, London. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Schola prepares to sing Evensong at Westminster Abbey. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Schola members warm up before their Evensong service at St. John's College, Cambridge. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Trinity College, Cambridge. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Schola members rehearsing at Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge. Photo by Katharine Luce.
  • Trinity College Library, Cambridge. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Schola members wait offstage before their BBC3 radio broadcast at Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Schola and Juilliard415 perform in Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • David Hill rehearses Schola and Juilliard415 at the Church of St. Sulpice, Paris. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • The Church of St. Sulpice, Paris. Photo by Katharine Luce
  • Eiffel Tower, Paris on the last night of Schola Tour. Photo by Katharine Luce.
  • Sunrise in Paris on the last morning of Schola Tour.

Yale Schola Cantorum Concert Tour 2015

David Hill, principal conductor

Performing with Juilliard415 where indicated
 

 

Thursday, May 21 | Winchester Cathedral, Winchester
A cappella concert
 

Friday, May 22 | Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich
Joint Evensong with the Chapel Choir
 

Saturday, May 23 | St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle
Joint Evensong with the Lay-Clerks of St. George’s Chapel
James Vivian, conductor

 

Sunday, May 24 | University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Oxford
Concert with Juilliard415; part of the Music at Oxford series
 

Tuesday, May 26 | St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle
Lunchtime concert with Juilliard415
 

Wednesday, May 27 | St. John’s Smith Square, London
Concert with Juilliard415
 

Thursday, May 28 | Westminster Abbey, London
Evensong at Westminster Abbey 
 

Friday, May 29 | St. John’s College Chapel, Cambridge
Lunchtime chamber concert featuring members of Juilliard415
 

Friday, May 29 | St. John’s College Chapel, Cambridge
Joint Evensong with the Chapel Choir of St. John’s College
 

Saturday, May 30 | Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge
Concert with Juilliard415; part of the Cambridge Summer Music Festival
 

Sunday, May 31 | Church of St. Sulpice, Paris
Concert with Juilliard415 | Daniel Roth, organ

 

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