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On Föhr and Amrum: the singers of the queen

The ensemble "The Queen & # 39; s Six" of Windsor Castle gives concerts in Norddorf and Wyk.


July 31, 2019, 9:48 pm

The internationally renowned ensemble "The Queen's Six" of Windsor Castle completes its grand summer tour across Germany on the North Sea Islands. When the royal couple Harry and Meghan performed in front of the St. George Chapel of Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018, Dan, Tim, Nic and Dom, as well as Andrew and Simon, were also very close – as "lay clerks". Professional adult singers of the St. George Chapel Choir, whose tradition has existed since 1348 at Windsor Castle. Dressed in a white dress and a red collar, the six men were called to musically frame the daily services and evening devotions of the Anglican Church of Windsor Castle.

Regular appearances in front of the royal family

However, during the holiday season, the singers adopt their own musical traditions: for the 450th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth I, eleven years ago, they found the "Queen's Six" and can now leave with the permission of the lords on tour. In addition, they regularly welcome guests to special Royal Family celebrations and special occasions.

The entire Windsor Castle is now one of the largest classical a cappella courses in the world. Also, singers, from high soprano (viola) to deep bass in well-known groups such as Collegium Vocale Ghent, Tallis Scholars and Sixteen are often called.

Versatile bandwidth

"Royal Windsor – Then and Now" is the name of the program in which "The Queen's Six" sings compositions that have been dedicated over the centuries to the Royal Family and Windsor Castle, especially the Holy Chapel -George. From the works of King Henry VIII and pieces in honor of Elizabeth I to the songs and compositions that sounded at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, through the arrangements of folk, jazz and Pop's current members of St. George -Chapel-Choir has a diverse range – including hits from Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Ben E. King ("Stand by Me").

The ensemble will perform on Friday, August 2 at 8 pm at Norddorfer Gemeindehaus and on Sunday August 4 at 8 pm also at St. Nicolai Church of Boldixum. Tickets for the Norddorfer concert are available throughout the island at Amrum-Touristik. On Föhr, you get tickets to tourist offices and "bubu" in Sandwall.