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Christopher Tin's european premiere of 'Drop That Contained The Sea' / The York Press

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DOUBLE Grammy Award winner Christopher Tin will conduct the European premiere of his majestic work The Drop That Contained The Sea at York Barbican on Saturday night. The 200 voices of Prima Vocal Ensemble, from York, and Angel City Chorale, from Los Angeles, will be accompanied by the Mowbray Orchestra, joined on stage by yet-to-be-confirmed international soloists and York singer Alistair McQueen, who has been chosen to perform Tin's ground-breaking piece, Baba Yetu.

The York premiere reunites the two choirs for the first time since the sold-out world premiere of The Drop at Carnegie Hall, New York, in 2014. In addition to the main event, Christopher Tin will host a pre-concert talk from 6pm: a chance to ask the American composer questions about his life, music and accolades, from his Grammys to his John Lennon songwriting award and Horovitz prize. Admission to this intimate session is free but spaces must be pre-booked by emailing prima@gemmusic.co.uk with numbers.

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