Following successful concerts in New Haven and New York, conductor David Hill led Yale Schola Cantorum in a tour of England and France, from May 21 through 31, 2015. Schola was joined by period-instrument ensemble Juilliard415 to perform Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, Op. 86 and Haydn’s Symphony No. 94, “Surprise.” The program also featured two new commissions by the Yale ISM: Daniel Kellogg’s Shout Joy! and Roderick Williams’s O Brother Man.This was the third international tour that Yale Schola Cantorum has embarked upon with Juilliard415, and the first led by conductor David Hill.
Their busy itinerary consisted of an cappella concert at Winchester Cathedral, Winchester; joint Choral Evensong services at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich; St. George’s Chapel, Windsor; Westminster Abbey, London; and St. John’s College, Cambridge; and joint concerts with Juilliard415 at University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Oxford; St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, St. John’s Smith Square, London; Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge; and the Church of Saint-Sulpice, Paris. 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 two BBC broadcasts, as well as the Choral Evensong from St. John’s College, Cambridge, may be heard using the links below.
May 27th: BBC Radio 3- ‘In Tune’ broadcast at BBC Studios, London
May 29th: Joint Evensong, St. John’s College, Cambridge
May 30th: BBC Radio 3- ‘Live in Concert’ broadcast from Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge