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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.

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PROGRAMME

Allegri - Miserere
Cheryl Frances Hoad - Gaude Et Laetare
Ingegneri - O Bone Jesu
Palestrina - Improperium
Edmund Finnis - Reflection on Improperium by Palestrina*
Porta - Pater Noster
Julia Adolphe - Pater Noster*
Anerio - Stabat Mater a 12
Allegri - Christus Resurgens Ex Mortuis
James MacMillan - Data est mihi omnis potestas
Anerio - Christus Factus Est
Animuccia - Alma Redemptoris
Roxanna Panufnik - Alma Redemptoris
Anerio - Salve Regina
Gabriel Jackson - Salve Regina
Marenzio - Gaudent in caelis
James MacMIllan - Miserere

*Denotes an ORA Singers commission

Earlier Event: June 7
Miserere - Music of Hope