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Cheltenham Festivals- Elizabeth, Our Queen

  • Pittville Pump Room Pittville Park Cheltenham GL52 3JE (map)
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A programme celebrating fair Oriana herself, Queen Elizabeth I, featuring a selection of madrigals from the justly famous collection The Triumphs of Oriana, all madrigals written in honour of the queen. Sung in relief alongside modern madrigals setting Shakespeare and other Elizabethan texts by composers such as John Rutter, Jonathan Dove, Cecilia McDowall and Bob Chilcott, ORA Singers present a beautiful programme of the genre across the centuries.


Ellis Gibbons - Long live fair Oriana 
Richard Allain - If music be the food of love 
John Mundy - Lightly she whipped o’er the dales 
Bob Chilcott - Marriage to my Lady Poverty 
Michael East - Hence Stars! Too Dim Of Light 
John Rutter - My True Love Hath My Heart 
Thomas Weelkes - As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending 
Libby Larsen - A Lovers Journey - Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day 
Cecilia McDowall - Be Not Afeard 
John Bennet - All creatures now are merry-minded
Judith Weir - The Song Sung True: III. Orpheus 
Edward Johnson - Come, blessed bird
Jonathan Dove - Sweet are the uses of adversity
William Byrd - O Lord, Make Thy Servant Elizabeth