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Oxford Festival of the Arts - The Music of Rome

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ORA Singers presents a programme inspired by Rome's rich catalogue of Renaissance composers, 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. Renaissance works sit side by side with stunning modern reflections and text settings. The evening includes two pieces commissioned especially by ORA, a new setting of the Lord's Prayer by American composer Julia Adolphe and a reflection on Anerio's Christus Factus Est by former New College chorister and current Professor of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music, Edmund Finnis.


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

Earlier Event: June 7
Miserere - Music of Hope