This concert will somewhat lift the veil of mystery, covering the Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom. Besides the British royal family, this is also a home for The Queen's Six – a six-part, male voice a cappella ensemble. It was established in 2008, the 450th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth I, from whom they take their name.
Based at Windsor Castle, all the members of the 21st century 'Queen's Six' are also Lay Clerks of St George's Chapel. The Chapel Choir, which consists of boy trebles and twelve professional adult male singers, performs some eight services a week, as well as at private and state occasions, often before the Royal Family. They have had the privilege of performing at a private function for Her Majesty and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. This rare privilege demands the highest musical standards. Most significantly however, it is the familiarity of living and singing together every day in the Royal Chapel that lends this group its distinctive closeness and blend, as well as an irresistible informality and charm.
Now the six members of the ensemble have come together to bring their unique style of entertainment to a much wider audience. Their repertoire includes austere early chant, florid Renaissance polyphony, lewd madrigals, haunting folk songs and upbeat Jazz and Pop arrangements. Individually, members of Q6 regularly appear in all of the most prestigious vocal ensembles on the national and international circuit. As an ensemble, The Queen’s Six has performed to critical acclaim at music festivals in the UK and Spain as well has successfully toured Germany and Austria.
William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Michael Praetorius, Christopher Tye, Gustav Holst, Edgar Pettman, Reginald Jacques, Thomas Hewitt Jones, Richard Rodney Bennett, Kenneth Leighton, Richard Madden, Matthew Kingston, Cecil Boradhurst, Felix Bernard, Jule Styne, James Lord Pierpoint, Piotr Tchaikovsky, a. o.
Soon we will tear the last leaf off a calendar of the year 2016. The Salve Musica Festival will soon fill the Klaipėda Concert Hall with the glorious strains of Christmas music. Running for whole month, from December the 1st through the New Year’s Eve, the festival offers thirteen events that will bring peace and bliss to your hearts, remind of the passage of time, and inspire a desire for true values. We invite you to spend the most beautiful season together and celebrate Christmas with music!