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


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



Orlando GibbonsWhat is our life!
Eric WhitacreSleep My Child
Thomas TallisO ye tender babes
Dominick ArgentoThere was a naughty boy
Charles Hubert Hastings ParryMy delight and thy delight
Sebastián de VivancoVeni, dilecte mi
Thea MusgraveIthaca
~ Interval ~
Guillaume DufayMissa l'Homme Armé: Kyrie
Andrea GabrieliSento, sent'un rumor ch'al ciel si estolle
Anton BrucknerOs justi, WAB 30
Thomas MorleySing We and Chaunt It
William ByrdRetire my soule
Gustav HolstNunc Dimittis, H.127
Peter CorneliusTrauerchöre, Op.9: Grablied
Bob ChilcottEven such is time
Harris WilliamBring us, O Lord God


Andrew Griffiths – Conductor


Programme Note

Inspired by Shakespeare's "All the world's a stage" monologue from As You Like It, this beguiling programme of unaccompanied choral music traces a course from the cradle to the grave. Our intriguing and eclectic journey begins with the tender sounds of Eric Whitacre's Sleep My Child, and ends with William Harris' luscious Bring us, O Lord God, taking in music old (Dufay, Tallis, Gabrieli, Byrd) and new (Dominick Argento's There was a naughty boy, Bob Chilcott’s Even such is time), as well as evergreen works by Bruckner, Parry and Holst. The centrepiece of our programme is Thea Musgrave's 2014 Proms commission Ithaca, a celebration of life's journey in all its splendour.

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