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Temple Church Choir at St John's Smith Square

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Holy Week Festival

Roger Sayer

conductor

Greg Morris

organ

Anne Denholm

harp

Vaughan Williams

Mass in G minor

Arvo Part

Annum per annum

Alain

Litanies

Poulenc

Vinea mea Electa

Finzi

Lo, the full, final sacrifice Op. 26

Tallis

Lamentations of Jeremiah

Janacek

Otcentas

The programme provides pathos and passion with a wide range of musical styles.

Vaughan Williams' Mass in G minor was the first British a cappella mass to be written since the 16th century and reflects the style the Great Masses of William Byrd. Tallis' epic Lamentations of Jeremiah have formed the bedrock of passiontide worship for over 400 years.

The Last Supper is beautifully expressed in Lo, the full, final sacrifice. The anthem's text memorialises the celebration of the Eucharist. Finzi assembled the text from two poems of Richard Crashaw (c. 1613-1649), an English poet of the Metaphysical tradition of John Donne and Thomas Traherne. The Temple Church Choir concert also encompasses truly beautiful compositions for Good Friday by Poulenc, and the extraordinary setting of The Lord's Prayer by Janacek.

Organist Greg Morris completes the programme with music from France and the Baltic.

Prices

Adult Ticket £10.00 to £28.00 per ticket

Venue Details & Map

St John's Smith Square

Address
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7222 1061
Email
Website
http://www.sjss.org.uk

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