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Composer: Stainer, John (1840-1901)

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Year of birth1840
Year of death1901
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Monarchs and mobiles with The King's Singers at the Three Choirs Festival

Frequent concertgoers in our modern age will be all too aware of the irritation factor of mobile phones going off during performance. The King’s Singers, however, make a feature of the phenomenon and take it to another level. This world-class ensemble delighted a packed Hereford Cathedral, the closing concert of their 2011/12 season coinciding with the Three Choirs Festival.
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Magdalen College and Stainer, a journey through time

Visiting Durham Cathedral as part of a month long festival of the music of Sir John Stainer, the choir of Magdalen College Oxford put together an imaginative programme of English choral music, featuring music not just by Stainer but also composers who influenced him, his contemporaries and his successors.
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