SUNDAY 16 JUNE:
PATH OF MIRACLES
Coming up in 2019
Inspired by the Camino de Santiago, Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles is a ‘mesmerising journey in sound’ that mirrors the pilgrim's progress, with each of the four choral movements taking listeners further along the way: from Roncesvalles through Burgos and León to finish at Santiago de Compostela.
Monteverdi’s Missa in illo tempore was first published alongside the celebrated 1610 Vespers. In its style, the Vespers is very much of the moment, whereas the Missa in illo tempore looks back to the great parody masses of the sixteenth century. Like the Vespers, the Missa in illo tempore is also conceived on a grand scale, and enthralls with its glorious tracts of sound.
Magnificent music to welcome in the Christmas season. Beginning with gems by Praetorius, Mouton and Josquin, the main work in this program is Benjamin Britten’s beguiling A Ceremony of Carols, scored for women’s voices and harp – memorably described by the composer’s partner Peter Pears as being ‘very sweet and chockfull of charm’.