In Dulci Jubilo: Praetorius & Schütz with Gabrieli Roar

On 29 November Gabrieli Roar presents ‘In Dulci Jubilo, a festive celebration of the spectacular polychoral music of Michael Praetorius and Heinrich Schütz, in Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral. 

Gabrieli Roar is a unique partnership between one of the UK’s leading professional ensembles and a network of diverse British youth choirs. Taking a bold stance on the ability of young singers, we challenge them to perform side-by-side with our professional musicians and place them at the centre of Gabrieli’s renowned performances and recordings.

Gabrieli Roar provides support and encouragement for aspirational youth choirs, particularly in areas of low cultural provision. By nurturing a love of choral music, we help young singers to excel and to develop confidence in their own abilities. Gabrieli Roar is uncompromising in its commitment to enriching young people’s lives through music and the broader world of culture.

As an established programme, Gabrieli Roar has worked with young people across the country for more than a decade, bringing outstanding choral music into regional communities from the north to the south. Roar has received much noteworthy recognition, including acclaimed recordings of Britten’s War Requiem and Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and a Gramophone Award nomination for its recent recording An English Coronation, in addition to performances at major festivals and the BBC Proms.

Gabrieli’s founder and artistic director, Paul McCreesh is not only regarded as one of Britain’s leading conductors but is also well known for his passion and skill as an educator.

Gabrieli Roar was born of his determination to broaden access to the arts, and to widen participation in choral music. Paul’s expertise has seen Roar gain widespread acclaim as a pioneering education programme; he is supported by Gabrieli’s professional singers and two renowned choral directors, Emily Dickens and Charles MacDougall.

“Some of the finest choral singing of the Proms season…there was a clarity of articulation and musical intent that spoke of the world-class training these young singers are receiving…” – The New Statesman

“One can imagine the virtuosity required by every contributor, at every turn, to make this a reality, let alone a dazzling triumph” – Gramophone

“Involvement in such a project must have been an extraordinary, possibly life-changing, experience for these young singers.” – MusicWeb International

“…it is the choir that is the heart of the piece and the performance. All ages, joyful, uninhibited yet unanimous, they carry all before them… Has unison singing ever been so thrilling?” – Early Music Review

Image credit: Andrew Staples

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