Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

Long, Long Ago

Tickets: £12 ('Earlybird' discount) / £15 | £10 (students).

Long, Long Ago

Our Christmas programme offers a typically vibrant and inventive selection of seasonal repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the present day. Firm favourites such as Tavener's The Lamb and Rachmaninoff's Bogoroditse Devo complement rarities by Howells, Warlock and EW Naylor, whilst superb motets by Byrd, Weelkes, and Schütz are heard alongside contemporary classics-in-the-making by Jan Sandström, Jaako Mäntyjärvi and Jonathan Harvey. Wine and mince pies complete the perfect festive evening!

PROGRAMME
Herbert Howells: Long, long ago
Thomas Weelkes: Hosanna to the Son of David
Elizabeth Poston: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
William Byrd: Exsurge, Domine
Anton Bruckner: Virga Jesse
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Bogoroditse Devo
Edward Naylor: Vox Dicentis
Michael Praetorius: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Jan Sandström: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Hans Leo Hassler: Hodie Christus natus est
Jaako Mäntyjärvi: O magnum mysterium
Heinrich Schütz: Das Wort ward Fleisch
John Tavener: The Lamb
Jonathan Harvey: The Angels
Robert Pearsall: In Dulci Jubilo
Peter Warlock: A Cornish Christmas Carol

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Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

There is Sweet Music

To open its 2017-18 season, Londinium presented a beguiling programme celebrating the essence of music itself. From the sixteenth century to the present day, composers have risen superbly to the challenge of setting words describing their own art, and our selection offered a veritable feast of the finest choral music, both sacred and secular. Ethereal works by Lassus, Tomkins, and Vaughan Williams rubbed shoulders with vivacious music by Gibbons, Tippett, and Elliott Carter, whilst the familiar worlds of Byrd, Brahms and Elgar were offset by little-known gems by Frank Bridge, Zoltán Kodály, Howard Skempton and Arvo Pärt. The centrepiece was a dazzling evocation of music-making in the service of the divine, in the shape of Bach's most virtuosic motet, Singet dem Herrn.

PROGRAMME
Michael Tippett: Dance, Clarion Air
Orlande de Lassus: Musica Dei donum optimi
Howard Skempton: Music (Let me go where’er I will)
Frank Bridge: Music, when soft voices die
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Silence and Music
Johann Sebastian Bach: Singet dem Herrn
Arvo Pärt: Solfeggio
Edward Elgar: There is Sweet Music
Orlando Gibbons: O clap your hands
Johannes Brahms: Abendständchen
Zoltán Kodály: An Ode for Music
William Byrd: Laudibus in sanctis
Thomas Tomkins: Music Divine
Elliott Carter: Musicians Wrestle Everywhere

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