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Cheltenham Festivals- 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 Ingegneri, Anerio 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, including the world premiere of Freya Waley-Cohen's reflection on Anerio's Christus Factus Est.


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
Felice Anerio - Stabat Mater a 12
James MacMillan - Data est mihi omnis potestas
Felice Anerio - Christus Factus Est
Freya Waley-Cohen - Reflection on Christus Factus Est
Costanzo Porta - Pater Noster
Julia Adolphe - Pater Noster*
James MacMillan - Miserere

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

This concert has been generously supported by The Marchus Trust and The Ambache Charitable Trust. The Ambache Charitable Trust is active in raising the profile of women composers

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