Wednesday 28 June 2017

O Quam Gloriosum - music in one of the City's hidden gems - 13 July 2017

London Concord Singers (conductor Jessica Norton) celebrates Summer with Victoria's Missa O Quam Gloriosum in a concert on Thursday 13 July 2017 at 7.30pm in the Church of St Bartholomew the Less, one of the City of London's hidden gems. The church is within St Bartholomew's Hospital grounds (inside the Henry VIII gate entrance in West Smithfield), and has an elegant 18th century octagonal interior created by George Dance the Younger within the medieval shell.

Tickets for the concert are £12 (including a glass of wine) with under 25s at £5; tickets are available on the door or in advance from Islington Music (020 7354 3195), or on-line from EventBrite.

Victoria's Missa O Quam Gloriosum is based on his own joyful motet of 1572. Perhaps one of the most perfect masses ever written, it balances great simplicity with controlled fervour. We will be performing both the mass and the motet, alongside a selection of motets by Villette, Poulenc, Rameau, Durufle, Bruckner, Brahms and Hassler, plus Sir James MacMillan's O Radiant Dawn from his Strathclyde motets.

We will also be taking a revised version of the programme on tour to Groningen in the Netherlands in August.

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