We welcome the fantastic Choir of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, and conductor Anna Lapwood to kick-off the 2018 Autumn Series. In their festival debut, these talented choral scholars present a programme which moves through the Easter story from crucifixion to resurrection centred around Allegri’s mesmerising Miserere. The concert uses as its backbone motets from Tomás Luis de Victoria's Tenebrae Responsories, interspersing these with complimentary works by contemporary composers James MacMillan, Matthew Martin and Paul Mealor, and pieces by Byrd, Elgar, Lotti, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky as well as traditional chant.
Chant | Missa pro defunctis: Requiem Aeternam (Introit)
Gregorio Allegri | Miserere
James MacMillan | A Child's Prayer
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | A Crown of Roses
Antonio Lotti | Crucifixus
Tomás Luis de Victoria | O vos omnes
Paul Mealor | Ubi Caritas
Tomás Luis de Victoria | Sepulto Domine
Matthew Martin | Iustorum Animae
Tomás Luis de Victoria | Ecce Quomodo Moritur
Edward Elgar, arr. John Cameron | Lux Aeterna (Nimrod)
Chant | Resurrexi et Adhuc
Sergei Rachmaninov | Vespers: Dnes' Spasniye (Today is Salvation)
William Byrd | Laudibus in Sanctis
The Choir of Pembroke College, Cambridge
Anna Lapwood — Conductor
This concert will last approximately one hour, without an interval.
Tickets £15 (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.