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


St Sepulchre-without-Newgate Church
Holborn Viaduct
City of London



Michael TippettDance, Clarion Air
Orlande de LassusMusica Dei donum optimi
Howard SkemptonMusic (Let me go where’er I will)
Frank BridgeMusic, when soft voices die
Ralph Vaughan WilliamsSilence and Music
Johann Sebastian BachSinget dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225
~ Interval ~
Arvo PartSolfeggio
Edward ElgarThere is Sweet Music, Op.53 no.1
Orlando GibbonsO clap your hands together
Johannes BrahmsAbendständchen, Op.42 no.1
Zoltán KodályAn Ode for Music
William ByrdLaudibus in Sanctis
Thomas TomkinsMusic Divine
Elliott CarterMusicians Wrestle Everywhere


Andrew Griffiths – conductor


Programme Note

To open its 2017-18 season, Londinium presents a beguiling programme celebrating the essence of music itself. From the sixteenth century to the present day, composers have risen superbly to the challenge of setting words describing their own art, and our selection offers a veritable feast of the finest choral music, both sacred and secular. Ethereal works by Lassus, Tomkins, and Vaughan Williams rub shoulders with vivacious music by Gibbons, Tippett, and Elliott Carter, whilst the familiar worlds of Byrd, Brahms and Elgar are offset by little-known gems by Frank Bridge, Zoltán Kodály, Howard Skempton and Arvo Pärt. The centrepiece is a dazzling evocation of music-making in the service of the divine, in the shape of Bach's most virtuosic motet, Singet dem Herrn.

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