We are delighted to welcome back the fantastic Minerva Consort and its conductor John Andrews for this candlelit late-night concert, the first of their two appearances in the 2017 Autumn Series. Allegri’s haunting Miserere, complete with stratospheric solo, is at the heart of this programme, which includes other gems of the a cappella repertoire. From the austere beauty of Tallis’s O Nata Lux and Palestrina’s Stabat Mater for double choir, through the poignant chromaticism of Gesualdo and intense spirituality of Victoria to the rich, expressive harmonies of Duruflé’s motets, The Minerva Consort will fill the darkness of St-Martin-in-the-Fields with the most beautiful, contemplative music spanning five centuries.
Allegri | Miserere
Palestrina | Stabat Mater
Palestrina | Super Flumina Babylonis
Victoria | O Quam Gloriosum
Gesualdo | O Vos Omnes
Gesualdo | Ave Dulcissima Maria
Duruflé | Quatre Motets sur des thèmes Grégoriens
Tallis | O Nata Lux
Conductor — John Andrews
This concert will last approximately one hour, without an interval.
Tickets £14 (unreserved) — available from the St Martin's box office — call 020 7766 1100, or book online.
A combined ticket for both of this evening's concerts is available, which offers a 25% discount — please call the St Martin's box office for availability.