Mar
31
7:30 pm19:30

Resurrection Light

  • St Sepulchre-without-Newgate

Tickets: £12 ('Earlybird' discount until 26th March) / £15
£10 (students)

Resurrection Light

Choral Music for Passiontide and Easter
As Easter approaches, Londinium embarks on a musical journey through Holy Week. Beginning with the acclamation of the crowds on Palm Sunday, our programme leads us to the Last Supper, the arrest at Gethsemane, the Crucifixion itself, and finally to the empty tomb and risen Christ on Easter morning. Our sumptuous selection of repertoire includes some of the greatest composers of the Renaissance (amongst them Taverner, Lassus and Lhéritier), works by the German Romantics and from the Russian Orthodox tradition, and English music by Herbert Howells, Charles Wood, Jim Clements and Giles Swayne. At the heart of our programme is one of the finest new choral works of our time: James MacMillan's profoundly moving setting of the Miserere.

Programme
Orlando Gibbons: Hosanna to the Son of David
Alexander Gretchaninov: At thy mystical supper
Orlande de Lassus: In Monte Oliveti
Giles Swayne: Ave verum corpus
Anton Bruckner: Christus factus est
James MacMillan: Miserere
John Taverner: Dum transisset Sabbatum 1
Herbert Howells: Haec dies
William Byrd: In resurrectione tua
Jim Clements: Hope, Faith, and Love
Jean Lhéritier: Surrexit pastor bonus
Josef Rheinberger: Angelus Domini
Peter Philips: Ecce vicit leo
Charles Wood: ’Tis the day of Resurrection

 

Feb
10
7:30 pm19:30

Kensington to Bloomsbury

  • St Sepulchre-without-Newgate

Choral music by Howells and his contemporaries
Londinium explored an unlikely cornerstone of London's musical culture: 'The George' pub on Great Portland Street in Bloomsbury. In this establishment (nicknamed ‘The Gluepot’ by Sir Henry Wood, such was its adhesive effect on his musicians), an eclectic and fascinating group of composers gathered during the first half of the twentieth century. The 'Gluepot Connection' was represented in this concert in well-loved works by William Walton, Arnold Bax, John Ireland and EJ Moeran, alongside lesser-known gems by Alan Rawsthorne and Elisabeth Lutyens. To complement this selection we looked to the Royal College of Music in Kensington, where Herbert Howells taught and several Gluepot composers were students; our concert included Howells’ masterpiece, contemporary with many of the works performed: the Requiem of 1932. Watch our video to hear some of the music.

 
 
 

This concert marked the launch of fundraising for Londinium's debut recording, featuring a selection of music by Gluepot composers, some of which has not previously been recorded, which will be made in July 2017. The complete disc will also include Bax's Mater ora filium together with music by Frederick Delius, Peter Warlock and Humphrey Searle.

 

Programme
William Walton: Where does the uttered Music go?
Arnold Bax: I Sing of a Maiden
John Ireland: Twilight Night
Elisabeth Lutyens: Verses of Love
John Ireland: The Hills
Alan Rawsthorne: Four Seasonal Songs
E J Moeran: Songs of Springtime
Herbert Howells: Requiem