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Ex Cathedra – Renaissance: The Golden Age of English Choral Music

Friday 17 March 2023

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Programme

Thomas Tallis – Lamentations of Jeremiah I
William Byrd – Bow thine ear
William Byrd – Mass for Four Voices
Orlando Gibbons – Thus Angels sung
Anon (Mulliner Book) – Rejoice in the Lord
William Byrd – Sing joyfully
William Byrd – Mass for Four Voices, Credo
Thomas Tallis – Why fum’th in fight
Thomas Tomkins – When David heard
Thomas Tallis – If ye love me
William Byrd – Mass for Four Voice, Sanctus & Benedictus
Thomas Morley – Nolo mortem peccatoris
John Sheppard – Christ our Pascal Lamb
William Byrd – Ave verum corpus
William Byrd – Mass for Four Voices, Agnus Dei

Performers

Ex Cathedra
Jeffrey Skidmore Conductor

“Thus angels sung, and thus sing we / To God on high all glory be”. The Tudor era was a time of turmoil in English politics, but it was a golden age of English music: as composers for court and church embraced the full-flowering of the Renaissance, singing of heavenly joys and worldly sorrows in music that’s as fresh and as communicative today as it was in the time of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Jeffrey Skidmore conducts his virtuoso chamber choir Ex Cathedra in vocal works by Byrd, Tallis, and their contemporaries: music that Skidmore has described as his “first love”.

Dates, Times & Book

Fri 17 Mar 7:30 PM £32/£29/£22/£16/£9 Book

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