Spem in Alium, 18 June
Gloriana’s second subscription concert in its 2017 season is built around one of the most celebrated of all choral works: Thomas Tallis’ monumental forty-part motet Spem in alium, a work of such scale and vision that mark it as a watershed moment in music history.
Gloriana make a specialty of performing this work as the composer intended – in the round – so that the audience can follow the directional nature of the writing and be immersed in its sonic splendour.
The opportunity to hear forty individual voices surrounding the audience is a singularly thrilling experience.
Tallis’ masterpiece will be woven into an all-English programme that includes Byrd’s equally imposing Tribue Domine, Herbert Howells’ deeply moving Requiem, Britten’s Five Flower Songs and works by Harris, Jonathan Dove and others.
Don’t miss the chance to hear this glorious work live!
Gloriana Chamber Choir presents Spem in Alium
Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585) Spem in alium
Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656) O sing unto the Lord
Henry Purcell/Sven-David Sandstrøm (b. 1942) Hear my prayer, O Lord
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) Five Flower Songs Op. 47
Johnathan Dove (b. 1959) Into thy hands
Herbert Howells (1892-1983) Requiem
William Harris (1883-1973) Faire is the heaven
General Admission Tickets: $35. Student Rush: $15. Tickets available at the door.
Time and Venue
Sunday, 18 June 2017 at 2.30pm
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, cnr of Rathdowne and Pelham Sts, Carlton