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Thanksgiving

  • St John's Smith Square London, England, SW1P 3HS United Kingdom (map)
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ORA Singers present their own Mass of Thanksgiving, celebrating the best of American and European choral music. Based around the Mass for Five Voices by the 'Father of English Musick' William Byrd, the evening includes masterpieces by Tallis, Palestrina and Hildegard of Bingen alongside works by Bernstein, Lauridsen and Whitacre and world premieres by two American rising stars, Julia Adolphe and Paola Prestini.


PROGRAMME

 

Eric Whitacre - Sainte-Chapelle
William Byrd - Kyrie (from Mass for 5 Voices)
Roxanna Panufnik - Kyrie after Byrd*
Francis Pott - Laudate Dominum (A reflection on the Gloria from Mass for 5 Voices)*
Morten Lauridsen - I will lift up mine eyes
ThomasTallis - O Sacrum Convivium
Steven Stucky - O Sacrum Convivium (from Three Motets In Memoriam of Thomas Tallis)
Hildegard of Bingen chant
Dominick Di Orio - O Virtus Sapientiae
Owain Park - Upheld by Stillness (A reflection on the Sanctus from Mass for 5 Voices)*

Interval

Ola Gjeilo - Sanctus
Giovanni da Palestrina - Fratres ego enim accepi
Paola Prestini - Reflection on Palestrina’s Fratres ego enim accepi
*+
Nico Muhly - I cannot attain unto it
Plainchant – Pater Noster
Leonard Bernstein - The Lord’s Prayer
John Tavener - The Lord’s Prayer
Julia Adolphe – Pater Noster
*+
Charlotte Bray - Agnus Dei (A reflection on the Agnus Dei from Mass for 5 Voices)*
William Byrd - Agnus Dei (from Mass for 5 Voices)
René Clausen - Tonight Eternity Alone  

 

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

Earlier Event: October 16
Choral club workshop
Later Event: December 11
The Mystery of Christmas