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A Hymn of Heavenly Beauty

This performance celebrates some of the finest choral works from the Renaissance through to the present day, ranging from Allegri’s iconic Miserere meiDeus to Harris’ spectacular Bring Us, O Lord God.

Featuring a number of familiar favourites, this sequence juxtaposes the ethereal contrapuntal lines of the late Renaissance with the rich harmony of our contemporary masters. Closing with Eric Whitacre’s hypnotic Sleep, this programme is a true homage to choral greats past and present.


Lobo – Versa est in luctum
Croft/Purcell – Burial Sentences
Tallis – Salvator mundi
Lotti – Crucifixus
Allegri – Miserere mei, Deus
William Harris – Bring Us, O Lord God
Jonathan Harvey – Song of June
Bob Chilcott – Before the Ice
Richard Rodney Bennet – The Seasons of his Mercies
Eric Whitacre – Sleep

Venue & Address:

Saffron Hall, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH, United Kingdom


Nigel Short, Tenebrae