2 April 2022
£18; £15 concessions
The Lamentations of Jeremiah, by Thomas Tallis, were written at a time of great unease for a Catholic composer under the Protestant rule of Elizabeth; the music is haunting and ravishingly beautiful, not least in the way he sets the Hebrew letters at the head of each chapter, like the illuminated letters of a medieval manuscript. The Miserere by James MacMillan is a modern classic, achieving huge popularity among choirs since its first performance in 2009. Echoes of Gregorian chant permeate the whole piece, surrounded by music of the utmost radiance and heartfelt beauty.
The influence of plainchant is never stronger than in the Requiem by Maurice Duruflé, based on the Gregorian melodies of the Latin Requiem Mass. Likely inspired by Fauré in his beloved setting, Duruflé gives us a Requiem that is by turns dramatic and contemplative, colourful and luminescent, and rooted throughout in the timelessness of the medieval chant.
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Please note there are no public toilets on site, the nearest are located just outside the church on the Piazza. Please note there is no set seating for this event. We are operating some COVID measures within the church.
- We advise that you wear a mask whilst in the building.
- We have provided a number of sanitiser stations