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


St Mary Aldermary
Watling Street
City of London



William ByrdSing Joyfully unto God Our Strength
Richard DeringFactum est silentium
Orlando GibbonsO clap your hands together
William ByrdHaec Dies
Thomas MorleyIn dew of roses
Thomas TomkinsAdieu, Ye City-Pris'ning Towers
Thomas WeelkesThule, the Period of Cosmography
Edward ElgarThe Saga of King Olaf: 'As Torrents In Summer'
Charles Villiers Stanford3 Motets: Coelos ascendit hodie
Charles Villiers Stanford3 Motets: Justorum animae
Charles Villiers Stanford3 Motets: Beati quorum via
Janet WheelerBeati quorum via
Ralph Vaughan WilliamsFull Fathom Five
Ralph Vaughan WilliamsThree Shakespeare Songs: 'The Cloud Capp'd Towers'
Ralph Vaughan WilliamsOver hill, over dale
Rebecca ClarkeWeep you no more sad fountains


Lucy Goddard – choral director

Orlando Chamber Choir

Programme Note

If music were matter, each song, once sung, would softly settle in a sonorous layer of sound – and with the passing of time we’d build up a beautiful bedrock of music. Britain, with its longstanding choral tradition, would truly be an isle of song, the sediment of its constituent scores clear to be seen in the white cliffs of Dover…

…and it’s such a cross-section of compositions, representing half a millennium of music, which Orlando Chamber Choir unearths for its summer programme. Your ears will be drawn to the choral ore of two golden ages as we pick out some sparkling motets and part-songs of the late English Renaissance and explore the warmly-glowing wealth of works written in the first half of the 20th century.

Join us on a journey through time made song and let its melodies softly settle on your soul.

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