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Parry Songs of Farewell

  • St Paul's Covent Garden Bedford Street London, WC2E 9ED United Kingdom (map)
Our first trip to the Actors' Church this Autumn is a delightful programme from Ben Horden and Musici, drawing on a selection of twentieth-century English choral favourites with Parry's Songs of Farewell as the centrepiece.
  • Parry Songs of Farewell
  • Harris Faire is the Heaven
  • Howells Take him, earth, for cherishing
  • Vaughan Williams Rest
  • Holst Nunc dimittis
  • Harris Bring us, O Lord God

Conductor - Ben Horden

Tickets £23 (premium) £18 (unreserved) children £5 - book online now.

The premium package includes reserved seat + programme + interval drink.


Musici is a dynamic vocal ensemble, bringing together some of the country's most experienced and communicative musicians and singers. Although cultivated in York and founded there in 2011 by Ben Horden under the name Spectrum, the group now has its home and base in London.

Only just approaching its fifth anniversary, the ensemble has already performed a wide repertoire of music spanning over five hundred years, from Renaissance polyphony and masters of the High Baroque to choral music of the present day. Musici made its debut performance at York Minster in January 2012 and continues a successful programme of events.

Ben Horden pursues a diverse career as a keyboard player and choral conductor. He is currently Sub-Organist and Assistant Director of Music at The Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great, London’s oldest surviving church, where he accompanies the professional choir under the direction of Rupert Gough.

In his capacity as a freelance musician, Ben often collaborates with singers, instrumentalists and ensembles as an accompanist and continuo player. He has appeared regularly with ensembles in York, including the University Choir, Chamber Choir and Baroque Ensemble as well as the distinguished Yorkshire Baroque Soloists and Yorkshire Bach Choir. Ben’s solo organ recital career to date has taken him throughout the UK, most recently appearing at the internationally acclaimed York Early Music Festival with a programme of French Baroque organ music

Earlier Event: September 29
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