The 24

The 24

Wednesday 27 February 2019 at 7.30PM
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall

The 24

Robert Hollingworth director

This sacred art

Cornyshe     Salve Regina

Arvo Pärt      Magnificat

Giles Swayne     Magnificat

Stravinsky   Pater Noster; Ave Maria

Taverner     Agnus Dei from ‘Western Wind Mass’

Ockeghem     Requiem (section)

Byrd      Ave verum corpus

Roderick Williams     Ave verum re-imagined

Each of these pieces sets a sacred text, but in an extraordinary way. Giles Swayne incorporates an African working song into a double-choir Magnificat while Cornyshe’s masterpiece (from the reign of Henrys VII and VIII) was specifically designed to take your breath away. Taverner’s mass was written soon after Cornyshe’s antiphon but presents variations on a popular (and not at all sacred) song, boldly presented with singers skipping virtuosically around it.  Arvo Pärt’s ascetic but beautiful-sounding textures present different challenges to singers while those of Ockeghem take us back to an earlier time.

Tickets: £12; concessions £10; students £3

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