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University Chamber Choir

University Chamber Choir

Wednesday 4 March 2020 at 7.30PM
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall

Peter Seymour conductor

Music in Exile and Pilgrimage


Tallis     Lamentations

Victoria     Regina coeli                        

Charpentier     Le Reniement de St Pierre     

Byrd     Ne irascaris, Domine

Victoria     Motets from Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae

Carissimi     Historia di Jephte

The Chamber Choir presents music focusing on exile and pilgrimage from the 16th and 17th centuries. In the Lamentations, Judah in exile longs for a return to Jerusalem; Ne irascaris, Domine is Byrd's plea for exiled England to return to the true (Catholic) faith. Pilgrimage is represented by the Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria and the French composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier who reflect their studies in Rome. Charpentier was clearly influenced by the beautiful and moving final chorus of Carissimi’s oratorio about Jephte’s battles with the Ammonites and comes close to matching it with his own chorus lamenting Peter’s denial of Christ.

Tickets: £11; £9 concessions; £3 students

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