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A Hymn of Heavenly Beauty

  • Friday 15th April 2016
  • 7:30 pm
  • Wells Cathedral

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 Holst’s reverent ‘Nunc Dimittis’. Featuring a number of familiar favourites, these works showcase 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.

This performance is in aid of the Somerset Community Foundation which aims to strengthen communities and transform lives throughout Somerset.

Programme:

Alonso Lobo Versa est in luctum
Gregorio Allegri Misere mei, Deus

Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla Missa Ego flos campi: Kyrie and Gloria

Anton Bruckner Virga Jesse
Anton Bruckner Christus factus est

– Interval –

John Tavener Hymn to the Mother of God
John Tavener Song for Athene

Gustav Holst Ave Maria
Gustav Holst Nunc Dimittis

Alexander L’Estrange Oculi omnium
Alexander L’Estrange Lighten our Darkness

William Harris Faire is the Heaven

Venue & Address:

Wells Cathedral, Cathedral Green , Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UE, United Kingdom

Artist(s):

Tenebrae