The Marian Consort: Singing in Secret
Saturday 29th February 2020, 8:00 pm
William Byrd Miserere mei Deus, Venite exultemus Domino, Mass for All Saints
Nicholas Strogers Non me vincat, Deus meus
Derrick Gerarde Sive vigilem
Peter Phillips Salve Regina
Martin Peerson Laboravi in Gemitu Meo
This programme draws on the rich corpus of music written by William Byrd, England’s greatest Renaissance composer. A devout Catholic, Byrd lived the life of an Elizabethan recusant and he provided a comprehensive compendium of music for the Catholic mass, which in the early seventeenth century was still being conducted in clandestine services held in the private houses of the nobility.
Many of Byrd’s chosen motet texts, with their themes of desolation and a desire for divine intervention, have been seen to allude to the plight of Catholics in England during his lifetime. Interspersed with Byrd’s music are motets by his contemporaries, many of whom shared his recusant sensibilities.
CHORAL LOVER’S COMBINED TICKET
For those of you who love to listen to and sing choral music, we’ve designed a special Choral Lover’s Combined Ticket that gives you access to our Come and Sing Tippett’s Spirituals event as well. This event also takes place in Wallingford, at St Mary-le-More Church (just round the corner from St Peter’s Church).
The Shellfish Cow in Wallingford are offering a special dinner deal for Chiltern Arts ticket holders. Please call them on 01491 832807 to find out more and to book your table
– Please be aware that there are a number of steps up to the church
– Toilets available in the nearby Baptist Church
– Town parking only
– Closest Car Park: Riverside and Thames Street Car Parks