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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.


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 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

Artist Information:

Nigel Short

Venue & Address:

St Thomas Church, 47-48 St Thomas St, Lymington , SO41 9ND, United Kingdom


Nigel Short, Tenebrae