Skip to Content

A Hymn of Heavenly Beauty

Celebrating some of the finest choral works from the Renaissance through to the present day, A Hymn of Heavenly Beauty ranges from the haunting Allegri ‘Miserere mei, Deus’, to Whitacre’s resplendent ‘I thank You God’. Featuring a number of familiar favourites, this atmospheric performance in St. Alban’s beautiful cathedral highlights 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 – Miserere mei, Deus


William Harris – Bring Us, O Lord
John Tavener – Funeral Ikos
Jonathan Harvey – Song of June
Bob Chilcott – Before the Ice
Richard Rodney Bennet – The Seasons of his Mercies
Eric Whitacre – Sleep
William Harris – Faire is the Heaven

Venue & Address:

St Albans Cathedral Sumpter Yard St Albans Hertfordshire, Sumpter Yard, St Albans, Hertfordshire, Al1 1BY, United Kingdom


Nigel Short, Tenebrae