The mixed-voice Choir of University College, Oxford, makes its festival début in the gorgeous surroundings of a candlelit St Martin-in-the-Fields. This hour-long concert celebrates some of the great works for a cappella choir of the last 500 years, with Allegri's heart-stopping Miserere at its heart. The programme also features several masterpieces of the great English choral tradition by Howells, Parry, Stanford and Wood, as well as less frequently heard works such as E. W. Naylor's Magnificat and Grieg's Ave Maris Stella. Join us for this concert of sumptuous music sung by these talented young voices.
Charles Wood | Hail Gladdening Light
Edward Naylor | Magnificat in A
Charles Parry | My soul there is a country
Gustav Holst | Nunc Dimittis
William Walton | A Litany
Michael Tippett | Five Spirituals (from A Child of our Time)
Sergei Rachmaninov | To thee, O Lord
Gregorio Allegri | Miserere Mei
Charles Stanford | Beati quorum via
Herbert Howells | Requiem
Edvard Grieg | Ave Maris Stella
Traditional American, arr. James Erb | Shenandoah
Choir of University College, Oxford
Giles Underwood — Conductor
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.