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DESIGN SERIES #2 - The Music of Rome

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The second concert in ORA Singers' new DESIGN SERIES, where a different designer is asked to collaborate on each of nine concerts at LSO St. Luke's, creating a unique design around the musical programme and the fantastic space of LSO St. Luke's Jerwood Hall.

The second concert in ORA Singers' new Design Series, where a different designer is asked to create a unique design around the musical programme and the fantastic space of the Jerwood Hall.

In addition, and included with your ticket, drop in at 6:30pm for a short Q&A with Suzi Digby and Composers.

ORA Singers presents a programme inspired by Rome's rich catalogue of Renaissance composers who worked at the Sistine Chapel, from Palestrina to Ingegenri, Marenzio to Porta. The programme is book-ended by two choral classics, the iconic Allegri Miserere, and the modern masterpiece that is MacMillan's setting of the same text. As with all ORA programmes, Renaissance works sit side-by-side with stunning modern reflections and text settings, including the world premiere of two reflections on Palestrina; Edmund Finnis' Improperium expectavit cor meum, and Janet Wheeler's Terra Tremuit.


18:30 - 19:00  Suzi Digby in discussion with Composers

Drop-in to an informal discussion led by ORA Singers' Artistic Director & Founder, Suzi Digby, with featured composers from the Music of Rome. The session will include a discussion with Edmund Finnis & Janet Wheeler, who will both receive the world premiere performance of their ORA Singers commission, and a look at the other contemporary music featured in the concert programme

19:30 Concert 

Gregorio Allegri - Miserere
Cheryl Frances-Hoad - Gaude Et Laetare
Marco Antonio Ingegneri - O Bone Jesu
Giovanni da Palestrina - Improperium
Edmund Finnis - Improperium expectavit cor meum
Costanzo Porta - Pater Noster
Julia Adolphe - Pater Noster
Felice Anerio - Stabat Mater a 12
Gregorio Allegri - Christus Resurgens Ex Mortuis


James MacMillan - Data est mihi omnis potestas
Giovanni da Palestrina - Terra tremuit
Janet Wheeler - Terra tremuit*+
Luca Marenzio - Jubilate Deo omnis terra
James MacMillan - Miserere

* Denotes an ORA Singers commission
+ Denotes a world premiere performance


Earlier Event: May 26
The Bath Festival- Desires
Later Event: June 7
Miserere - Music of Hope