Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


St Andrew's Church
5 Saint Andrew Street



Peter PhilipsGaudens gaudebo in Domino
Nicolas GombertMagnificat tertii et octavi toni
Carlo GesualdoOcchi del mio cor vita
Michael TippettFour Songs from the British Isles
Thomas WeelkesNoel, adieu, thou Court's delight
Francisco GuerreroDuo Seraphim
Carlo GesualdoIllumina faciem tuam
Olivier MessiaenO sacrum convivium
Thomas WeelkesHark, all ye lovely saints above
Dominique PhinotPater, peccavi
Nicolas GombertLugebat David Absalon
Carlo GesualdoDolcissima mia vita
Johann Sebastian BachKomm, Jesu, komm (motet), BWV 229


Will Dawes – Director

Orlando Chamber Choir

Programme Note

Orlando Chamber Choir presents a dangerously exciting concert with music by Renaissance renegades – brilliant composers like Weelkes, Guerrero, Gombert and Gesualdo who, through fate, fault or fortune, all ended up on the wrong side of the law. They transcribed their experiences of drunkenness, debt, imprisonment, robbery, indecency and murder into musical compositions, using expressive counterpoint and unconventional rhythms, dramatic dissonance and tormented chromatic progressions, sometimes even set to the composer’s own moving poetry.

For your and our safety the concert takes place at a stone’s throw from the Old Bailey.

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