Music for Holy Week
Saturday 12 April 2014, 7:30pm
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Cnr Molesworth and Hill St
Directed by Michael Stewart
Some of the most stunning treasures of Renaissance music are explored in this Lenten programme for Holy Week, featuring superb settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah by Thomas Tallis, Orlande de Lassus and the Portuguese Manuel Cardoso. Alongside John Browne's epic setting of the Stabat Mater, one of the masterpieces of the Eton Choirbook, The Tudor Consort will also perform William Byrd's motet Ne irascaris Domine, a plaintive text that can be read as a cry of despair from a persecuted people in Protestant England.
Lamentationes Hieremiae Feria sexta in Parasceve à 5, Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
Et egressus est , Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650)
Da Jesus an den Kreuze stund , Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)
Stabat Mater, John Browne (fl. ca 1490)
Christus factus est, Felice Anerio (c. 1590-1614)
Incipit lamentatio Jeremiae prophetae, Thomas Tallis (1505?-1585)
In monte Oliveti, Sarum chant
De lamentatione Jeremiae prophetae, Thomas Tallis (1505?-1585)
Ne irascaris Domine satis/Civitas sancti tui, William Byrd (c.1540-1623)
This concert was part of the 2014 Subscription Series.
"The choir produced a beautifully balanced, floating sound enhanced, as always, by impeccable intonation and wonderfully shaped phrasing and cadences."