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A Hymn of Heavenly Beauty

  • 27 February 2016
  • 8:00 pm
  • 3000 Bern, Switzerland
A Hymn of Heavenly Beauty

This programme celebrates some of the finest choral works from the Renaissance through to the present day, ranging from the haunting Allegri ‘Miserere mei, Deus’, to Whitacre’s resplendent ‘I thank You God’. Featuring a number of familiar favourites, these works showcase the rich dark soundworld of the Russian orthodox, the prayerful intimacy of contemporary English masters and the soaring contrapuntal lines of the late Renaissance. Closing with Harris’ spectacular ‘Faire is the Heaven’, this programme is a true homage to choral greats past and present.


Orlande de Lassus Musica dei donum
William Croft/ Henry Purcell Burial Sentences
Thomas Tallis Loquebantur variis languis
Antonio Lotti Crucifixus
Gregorio Allegri Miserere mei, Deus
John Tavener Funeral Ikos
John Tavener Hymn to the Mother of God
John Tavener Song for Athene
John Tavener The Lamb
Alexander Sheremetiev Nïne silï nebesïya
Gustav Holst Ave Maria
Gustav Holst Nunc Dimittis
Eric Whitacre I thank you God
William Harris Faire is the Heaven

Venue & Address

Berner Münster, Münsterplatz 1, 3000 Bern, Switzerland