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A Hymn of Heavenly Beauty

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’, 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
William Croft/Henry Purcell Burial Sentences
Thomas Tallis Loquebantur variis languis
Thomas Tallis Salvator mundi
Thomas Tallis Te lucis ante terminum
Antonio Lotti Crucifixus
Gregorio Allegri Misere mei, Deus


John Tavener Funeral Ikos
John Tavener Hymn to the Mother of God
John Tavener Song for Athene
Sergei Rachmaninov Heruvimskaya pesn
Pavel Chesnokov Heruvimskaya pesn
Gustav Holst Ave Maria
Gustav Holst Nunc Dimittis
Eric Whitacre I thank You God
William Harris Faire is the Heaven

Venue & Address

Bonifatius Kirche, Bonifatiusstraße 3, 44139 Dortmund, Germany


Nigel Short, Tenebrae