University Chamber Choir
University Baroque Ensemble
Peter Seymour conductor
O Sing unto the Lord
Odes and anthems by Purcell and Blow
A programme of glorious anthems by master and pupil: John Blow was both the teacher of Purcell and also his successor as organist of Westminster Abbey, a post he had earlier relinquished in favour of his pupil. Whether written for coronations or for more general use, such works as My heart is inditing, Rejoice in the Lord alway, Behold O God our Defender are amongst the finest works of their time and remain timeless favourites for singers and their audience.
Pre-concert talk, 6.30pm: Professor Jonathan Wainwright
£12; concessions £10; students £3