Programme to include:
Palestrina: Missa Assumpta est Maria
Joanna Ward: Hail, O Queen
Giles Swayn: Magnificat
Cecilia McDowall: There is no rose
Kerry Andrew: Apples, Plums, Cherries
Gesualdo: Ave, dulcissima
Bruckner: Ave Maria
Virgin, Queen, Star of the Sea: Mary has had many names over the centuries. This Marian-inspired programme weaves together music that explores her shifting status as both mother of God and a young woman, through settings of texts both familiar and new.
Under the direction of Nicholas Mulroy, our a cappella consort traces her influence across the centuries from Kerry Andrew’s hypnotic contemporary miniature, Apples, Plums, Cherries, through the ecstatic richness of Bruckner’s mediation on Mary’s majesty, right back to the jubilant polyphony of Palestrina’s mass, which takes the glory of Mary’s ascension as its central theme.
‘The group’s sheer vocal lan ran through the whole eclectic programme like a thread, an exceptional evening of music, deeply thoughtful, compassionate and nourishing.’
£24.50 Inc £2.50 booking fee; concessions £22.50 in £2.50 booking fee; students/under 26s £6; under 18s go free