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Rorate Caeli: a 90th birthday concert for Thea Musgrave

  • St Katharine Cree 86 Leadenhall Street London, EC3A 3BP United Kingdom (map)

We welcome two choirs from Trinity Laban. In the first half, vocal ensemble Rubythroat, directed by Linda Hirst, perform a programme of British choral music, including three contrasting settings of When David Heard, and favourite works for choir by Vaughan Williams and Britten. 

After the interval the Chamber Choir join in the worldwide celebrations of the 90th birthday of remarkable Scottish-American composer Thea Musgrave. Her strong sense of drama and rich musical language have made Musgrave one of the most respected composers working today. Stephen Jackson conducts some of her most notable choral works, including Rorate Coeli, with an organ interlude Lobet den Herrn performed by Richard Gowers.


Thomas Tomkins | When David Heard
Ralph Vaughan Williams | Three Shakespeare Songs
Thomas Weelkes | When David Heard
Benjamin Britten | Hymn to St Cecilia
Matthew Norriss | When David Heard


Thea Musgrave | Ithaca; The Lord's Prayer; Starlight; On the Underground, Set 2;
O caro m'e il sonno; Lobet den Herrn; Rorate Coeli

Linda Hirst
— Conductor


Trinity Laban Chamber Choir
Richard Gowers
— Organ
Stephen Jackson — 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.

Earlier Event: March 12
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Later Event: March 16
Masterpieces of the Renaissance