‘Choral Coffee’ with Simon Carrington
Posted on February 4, 2009 by Christopher Thrall
Simon Carrington, professor in the practice of choral conducting at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and the Yale School of Music, will be visiting.
Simon Carrington, professor in the practice of choral conducting at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and the Yale School of Music, will visit Augustana on Monday, February 9th.
Between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. in the Faith & Life Chapel, Simon will be available to have "choral coffee" with any faculty, students, and community members who may be interested in hearing tales from the life of a British choral scholar and founding member of the King’s Singers.
Simon Carrington is director of the Yale Schola Cantorum and professor of choral conducting at Yale University, where he has also led the introduction of a new graduate voice degree for singers specializing in oratorio, early music, art song, and chamber ensemble. From 2001 until his Yale appointment in 2003, he was director of choral activities at the New England Conservatory, and from 1994 to 2001 he held a similar position at the University of Kansas. Prior to coming to the United
States, he was a creative force for twenty-five years with the internationally acclaimed British vocal ensemble The King’s Singers, which he co-founded at Cambridge University. He maintains an active schedule as a freelance conductor and choral clinician, leading workshops and master classes round the world. Simon Carrington holds an M.A. degree from Cambridge University.
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