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This programme celebrates some of the finest choral works from the Renaissance through to the present day, ranging from the haunting Allegri ‘Miserere’, to Holst’s reverent ‘Nunc Dimittis’. 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.


Alonso Lobo Versa est in luctum Gregorio Allegri Misere mei, Deus Thomas Tallis O Sacrum convivium Thomas Tallis Loquebantur variis languis 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 Sergei Rachmaninov Heruvimskaya pesn Pavel Chesnokov Heruvimskaya pesn Sergei Rachmaninov Bogoroditse Devo William Harris Faire is the Heaven