Past events in this series

The Tallis Scholars

Thursday 22 October 2015, 7.30pm

The Tallis Scholars

Sacred Music in the Vernacular

This award-winning vocal group performs music from the leading Protestant traditions: Byrd and Gibbons from the English, Schütz and J.S. Bach from the German, alongside works by...

Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford

Friday 11 December 2015, 7.30pm

Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford

Fantasia on Christmas Carols

A Christmas concert with music by Frescobaldi and Victoria, a motet by J.C.F. Bach, a selection of Christmas carols, and Vaughan Williams' magical Fantasia on Christmas Carols.

Tenebrae

Thursday 11 February 2016, 7.30pm

Tenebrae

Le choeur chant du coeur

French choral music of penance and praise from the 12th to 20th centuries including Brumel's Lamentations, motets by Duruflé and Poulenc, as well as the latter's cantata Figure...

Alamire

Thursday 17 March 2016, 7.30pm

Alamire

Anne Boleyn’s Songbook - Music & Passions of a Tudor Queen

Alamire explores the finest works in Anne Boleyn’s Songbook by some of the greatest composers of the early 16th century, including Compère, Brumel, Mouton and Josquin,...

The Tallis Scholars

Wednesday 20 April 2016, 7.30pm

The Tallis Scholars

‘O Death, come close mine eyes’

The award-winning vocal group performs a programme of Lamentations and Magnificat settings by composers including by Tallis, Nico Muhly, Arvo Pärt, Cornysh and Matthew Martin (a...

Vox Luminis

Wednesday 11 May 2016, 7.30pm

Vox Luminis

Light and Shadow - Music at the time of Elizabeth I

Favourite a cappella works and lesser known gems from the Great English Renaissance by composers including Tallis, White, Sheppard, Byrd, Tomkins, Ramsey, Weelkes and Morley.

Choral at Cadogan 2015‑16

The series has grown from strength to strength over recent years and consistently presents the UK and Europe’s finest vocal groups.

The Tallis Scholars will again appear twice, the first concert consisting entirely of non-Latin works, which is unusual for them. This programme also celebrates John Rutter’s 70th birthday with performances of some of his lesser known choral works. Their second concert has an intense message and features Lamentations by Tallis, Nico Muhly and Phinot, as well as the premiere of Lamentations written for them by Matthew Martin.

For this season’s Christmas concert, it is a pleasure to welcome Daniel Hyde and the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford, whose programme includes the festive Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Vaughan Williams.

Formidable British groups Tenebrae and Alamire, led by Nigel Short and David Skinner respectively, both return this season to present contrasting programmes of French music. Tenebrae perform Brumel’s Lamentations along with motets by Saint-Saëns, Duruflé and Poulenc, as well as the latter’s cantata Figure humaine, arguably the composer’s finest work. Alamire’s programme includes some of the finest music from Anne Boleyn’s Songbook interspersed with other motets and chansons by the greatest French composers of the 16th century.

And last but not least we welcome back Vox Luminis and its director Lionel Meunier with an a cappella Elizabethan English programme conceived around the subjects of Light and Shadow.

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