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Tallis Lamentations

  • Temple Church Temple London EC4Y 7BB United Kingdom (map)

The fantastic Choir of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, makes a welcome return to the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London. The centrepiece of this concert is Tallis's impassioned and soulful Lamentations, which will be heard alongside his intricate and enigmatic Miserere, and his famous tunes for Archbishop Parker, including the famous Canon. Joining the choir and its conductor Edward Wickham this evening will be special guest artist, David Goode, one of the world's leading concert organists. He will perform two of Bach's best-loved works, including the epic Toccata and Fugue in D minor, as well as accompanying his own composition, Anthem for St Catharine's Day, specially written for the choir. The programme also includes works from the choir's new album of music from the French Reformation. 

Join us in the splendid acoustic and beautiful surroundings of Temple Church for this fascinatingly varied programme sung by one of Cambridge University's finest chapel choirs.


Antonio Lotti | Crucifixus
Thomas Tallis | Lamentations
J.S. Bach | Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565

Psalms from the French Reformation
— Claude Goudimel | Or sus serviteurs (‘The Old Hundredth’)
— Claude Goudimel | Cantique de Simeon
— Claude Le Jeune | Mon Dieu me paist (The Lord is my shepherd)

Thomas Tallis | Eight tunes from Archbishop Parker’s Psalter

Motets in honour of St Catharine
— Specific items tbc
— David Goode | Anthem for St Catharine’s Day

J.S. Bach | Prelude and Fugue in G BWV 541
Thomas Tallis | Miserere


Choir of St Catharine's College, Cambridge
Edward Wickham
— Conductor
David Goode — Organ

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 18
Allegri Miserere
Later Event: March 22
A Festival of Female Voices