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


St Mary-le-Bow Church
City of London



Antonín DvořákMass in D major, Op.86
John TavenerThe Tyger
John TavenerThe Lamb
William ByrdJustorum animae
Thomas TallisSancte deus
Arvo PärtThe Beatitudes


Julian Collings – Conductor
Colin Spinks – Organ

Ad Libitum Chamber Choir

Programme Note

A devout Catholic, Antonin Dvořák wrote his Mass in D from March to June 1887 writing 'I pay no heed to the whole world – I am working hard at the new Mass and taking delight in God’s natural realm.' The resulting work is a prayerful setting of the Mass reflecting Dvorak's love of nature and the tranquility of the countryside. The concert will also feature English polyphony by Thomas Tallis and William Byrd, The Lamb and The Tyger by William Blake set to music by John Tavener and Arvo Part's dramatic setting of The Beatitudes.

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