In Praise of Song

In Praise of Song

Franz Xavier Petter, Flowers and Birds (C19th), via Wikimedia Commons
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’Since singing is so good a thing, I wish all men would learn to sing.’

In honour of William Byrd’s famous maxim, we present a concert extolling the virtues of singing. Featuring secular music by Thomas Weelkes and Judith Weir, alongside sacred anthems by Claudio Monteverdi and Byrd himself, the performance will also include J.S. Bach’s totemic motet Singet dem Herrn ein neues lied as well as organ solos from our new accompanist, Alex Knight.

Richard Bannan, Musical Director
Alex Knight, Organ

Sing joyfully unto God – William Byrd
Sing we at pleasure – Thomas Weelkes
Come, shepherds, sing with me – Thomas Tomkins
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied – J.S. Bach
The song sung true – Judith Weir
Cantate Domino – Claudio Monteverdi
Il bianco e dolce cigno – Jaques Arcadelt
My spirit sang all day – Gerald Finzi
In praise of song – C. Hubert H. Parry

Tickets £20 | £17 concessions | £5 under 30
Bookings no longer allowed on this date.