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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 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.

Programme:

Alonso Lobo Versa est in Luctum

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 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:

Winchester Cathedral, 9 The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS, United Kingdom

Artist(s):

Nigel Short, Tenebrae