Date/Time: 2012/3/23 (Friday), 20:00
Troupe: Quartet San Francisco
Admissions: RMB 100/80/50/30
Venue: Yulan Theater, Nancheng
Tel: (0769)22837366; 22837388; 22837399; 22837311
The University of York
The Department of Music at the University of York is one of the most highly regarded music departments in the United Kingdom, with a fuller schedule of performance activities than any other university department .The range of study, performance and composition is extremely wide. Both within undergraduate courses and at research level.The teaching and research staff at York include distinguished scholars, composers and pertormers, and the department attracts high quality students from all over the world.
The 24 continues a long tradition of innovation in vocal ensembles at the University of York, bringing together two previous ensembles, YorVox and the York Vocal Index. Repertoire for The 24 is drawn from works for small ensemble or for one—pre—part singing. It ranges across all historical periods but focuses especially on new or rarely performed works.
In 2009 members of The 24 toured Germany in a partnership with the ensemble Cantiamo, performing in churches and on German radio. That same year, conducted by Zhu Buxi, The 24 gave a concert of Chinese vocal music as part of the University of York Music Society's lunchtime concert series.
The 24 and related ensembles have appeared on two CDs released by the group Red Byrd(Magister Leoninus: Sacred Music from 12th Century Paris 1 &2 Hyperion CDA 66944 &CDA 67289) and in 2002 recorded the world premiere of Larry Polansky's Doggerel(Cold Blue CD Cb0011).
In 2011-12, The 24 will be the resident musicians with Leeds experimental theatre group Slung Low, performing the music for five site-specific productions throughout Yorkshire. It will also collaborate with Serbian musicians in concerts in London and York and will give a series of outreach performances in Yorkshire venues, including an evensong service at York Minster.
In the spring of both 2010 and 2011, The 24 toured China under the direction of the eminent conductor Zhu Bu Xi, singing in all nearly twenty concerts in fifteen cities. In March and April 2012, The 24 returns to China for a third tour that will take them to Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and other major venues.
Before coming to York, William Brooks directed the University of lllinois Contemporary Chamber Singers for twelve years. Under his leadership that ensemble gave numerous performances throughout America's Midwest of contemporary classics by Messiaen, Stockhausen, Cage, Kagel, Jolas and others, including the United States premiere of Ligeti's Clocks and Clouds. Brooks is a composer who specializes in music for voices; he is also an authority on American experimental music and especially the work of John Cage.
1 (Sint lumbi Vestri) （About A.D.1000）
2 (Quam pulchra es) John dunstable (1390-1453)
3（Greensleeves) 1580 Arranged William Brooks
4 (Vigilate) W.Byrd (1540-1623)
5 (In these delightful pleasant Groves) Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
6 (Lay a garland ) R.L.Pearsall (1795-1856)
7 (Three Shakespeare Songs) R.Vaughan Williams（1872-1958）
8 (Faire is the heaven) W.H. harris (1883-1973)
9（Five Flower Songs） Benjamin Britten （1913-1976）
10 (Rune Poem) Stephanie Conner
11 (Jasmine Flower) William Brooks
12 (Pastoral) An Bo HaiMo QuXixian
13 (Spring is coming) Zhang Zhao
14 (Homeland) Jian Feng Xie Gongcheng
15（Prise eight Horse）
16 (Driving Livestock) Liu wenjin
17(Process) Lin Bai Zhu Jie
18（The Olive tree） San Mao Li TaiXiang Xiao Bai
19 （River Runs To East） Su Shi Qing Zhu Qu Xixian
20（The Rainbow） Yu Zhi Lu Zaiyi
(Ye that pasen by) Benjamin Britten
(The Joys of the Torth Festival) Lu Yunsheng Shang Deyi
(The Motherland,A Loving Mother) Zhang Hongxi Lu Zaiyi