OUS Munich - Queen's Six Concert
British flair from Windsor Castle in Munich. The Queen’s Six Concert at the Theatinerkirche at the end of August was the crowning finale of the British Ensemble’s successful Germany Tour. Oxford Alumni Society Members and their guests were delighted to be there. From the front rows of a spectacularly crowded church, we could fully engage in a both captivating and sophisticated musical performance.
The repertoire ranged from Renaissance polyphony to folk songs - each piece with its individual style and yet always impeccably in tune. The pieces we interspersed with announcements giving enlightening background as to the history of the Ensemble and the chosen tunes. Each Q6 member had a say – all in perfect German and perfect British humour. The audience was delighted.
The concert ended with enthusiastic applause and long queues to sign up for ordering the Ensemble’s latest album. The evening was however long not finished. It was our honour to meet the Ensemble for a drinks reception and to jointly celebrate the spectacular end to their 2015 tour. Quite a few beers were drunk that night, but we surely remember the Q6 promise to be back in 2016.
Caroline Weimann (St. Hilda’s 2004) - OUS Munich
The Queen’s Six Ensemble 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 'Queen's Six' are Lay Clerks of St George's Chapel, whose homes lie within the Castle walls. The Chapel Choir performs some eight services a week, as well as at private and state occasions, often before the Royal Family.