We welcome the City of Oxford Choir to the Autumn Series with this programme exploring the English choral tradition's fine repertoire of anthems. Tonight's concert features works spanning the centuries, from Byrd and Tomkins in the Renaissance to James MacMillan and Jonathan Dove in the present day. The remarkable contribution made by English composers in the first half of the twentieth century is particularly well represented, with offerings from Bairstow, Elgar, Harris, Howells and Wesley, as well as perhaps the most famous work on the programme, Parry's dramatic I was glad. Join us in the beautiful and historic Wren church of St Mary-le-Bow.
James MacMillan | O radiant dawn
Herbert Howells | Like as the hart
William Byrd | Civitas sancti tui
Edwin H. Lemare | Andantino in D flat (organ solo)
Edward Bairstow | Save us, O Lord, waking
William H. Harris | Faire is the heaven
Benjamin Britten | Hymn to St Peter
Samuel Wesley | The Wilderness
Norman Cocker | Tuba Tune (organ solo)
Thomas Tomkins | When David heard
Edward Elgar | Ave Maria
Jonathan Dove | Seek him that maketh the seven stars
Charles Parry | I was glad
City of Oxford Choir
Peter Jaekel — Organ
Duncan Aspen — Conductor
Tickets £23 (premium) £18 (unreserved) £5 (children) — book online now!
Our premium tickets include a reserved seat (this differs per venue according to acoustic, but is usually 3–5 rows from the front, near the centre aisle), a programme, and a voucher for a drink which can be redeemed either before the concert or during the interval.