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Spem in alium by candlelight

  • St Martin-in-the-Fields Trafalgar Square WC2N 4JH United Kingdom (map)

Faire Sans Dire makes its Brandenburg Choral Festival of London debut with this candlelit late-night concert of a cappella choral music from the Renaissance and the nineteenth century. Motets by Bruckner will be heard alongside music by William Byrd and Thomas Tallis, including the latter’s remarkable 40-part motet Spem in alium, which will sound all the more fantastic in the superb acoustic of St Martin-in-the-Fields. Simon Toyne conducts this ensemble of the UK's leading choral singers, many of whom are alumni of the Tiffin Boys' Choir.

A combined ticket offer is available for this concert and the earlier concert at St Martin’s. Please contact the box office for details.

This concert will last approximately one hour without an interval.


Thomas Tallis | Salvator mundi
William Byrd | Vigilate
Anton Bruckner | Os justi from Three Graduals
Anton Bruckner | Virga Jesse
Anton Bruckner | Christus factus est from Three Graduals
William Byrd | Ne irascaris Domine
Thomas Tallis | Spem in alium
Interspersed with Thomas Tallis | Nine tunes from Archbishop Parker’s Psalter

Faire Sans Dire
Simon Toyne
— 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.

Earlier Event: September 13
Mozart Requiem by candlelight
Later Event: September 14
Requiem to Cancer