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World-renowned Choral Conductor Martin Neary Performs at Pomona College's Bridges Hall of Music

Associate Professor of Music Donna M. Di Grazia will be hitting the stage on February 1 with world-renowned choral conductor Martin Neary and the Millennium Consort Singers, which features 15 professional singers from the West Coast.

The Friday evening performance, which is free and open to the public, will focus on English choral classics by Henry, Purcell and Vaughn Williams. Edward Murray will be the accompanying organist. Many of the singers from the Millennium Consort group have performed as soloists and members of such choral ensembles as Chanticleer, the American Bach Soloists, and the Los Angeles Opera.

Conductor Martin Neary was the organist and master of the choristers at Westminster Abbey from 1988 to 1998, and the organist and master of the music at Winchester Cathedral from 1972 to 1987. His 1996 CD, Music for Queen Mary, was nominated for a Grammy for Best Classical album, and Neary was appointed a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order by the Queen of England for his services at Princess Diana’s funeral.

“I was truly thrilled to sing in the [Millennium Consort Singers’] debut concert in Los Angeles last April, which was offered to a sold-out audience at … St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral,” says Professor Di Grazia. “I expect our Pomona College concert to be equally exciting."

Friday, February 1-8:00 p.m.
Bridges Hall of Music
150 E. 4th St.
Claremont, California
Admission: free

Founded in 1887, Pomona College is one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges and the founding member of The Claremont Colleges. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of student research opportunities.