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Southern Cathedrals Festival – Sing Unto the Lord

The girl choristers of Salisbury and Winchester and the combined lay clerks

Featuring sacred music by J. S. Bach, Heinrich Schütz, Felix Mendelssohn, Jonathan Harvey and C. H. H. Parry

J. S. Bach – Singet dem Herrn BWV 225
Schütz – An den Wassern zu Babel
Mendelssohn – Hear my prayer
Harvey – I love the Lord
Parry – Lord, let me know mine end

See https://musicinportsmouth.co.uk/noticeboard/the-southern-cathedrals-festival-in-chichester for a general preview.


Southern Cathedrals Festival – “O Be Joyful in the Lord”

The combined boy choristers and lay clerks

Featuring sacred music by Heinrich Schütz, Peter Philips, William Byrd, Felix Mendelssohn, Will Todd, Edward Bairstow and Gerald Finzi

Schütz – Jauchzet dem Herren, alle Welt
Philips – Ne reminiscaris, Domine
Byrd – Laudibus in sanctis
Schütz – Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen
Mendelssohn – Richte mich, Gott
Todd – You have seen the house built
Bairstow – Lord, thou hast been our refuge
Finzi – God is gone up

See https://musicinportsmouth.co.uk/noticeboard/the-southern-cathedrals-festival-in-chichester for a general preview.


Chantry Quire: The Seven Ages of Man

Join us for a glass at 7.30pm – the music will begin at 8.00pm.

The programme, devised by Peter Allwood, celebrates the human condition from birth to old age – and with a hopeful conclusion!

Music, we hope As You Like It, by Gibbons, Morley, Britten, Tippett, Rutter and Dove.

Part of the Festival of Chichester.


The Cardinall’s Musick

The Cardinall’s Musick is a highly successful and innovative ensemble, known for its extensive study and performance of English Renaissance music. Share in some of the finest music written for the ensemble in recent years, as well as masterpieces of the 16th Century.

Among the many exciting pieces that the ensemble will be performing, one is a world premiere: a piece by Anglo-American composer Paul Crabtree. Crabtree, who has been called “one of our most inventive and wickedly witty composers” (Chicago Classical Review), will be attending the concert. His offering to the Cardinall’s programme is a work in memory of the British novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch.

The programme includes Palestrina’s stunning Magnificat, Nico Muhly’s powerful setting of medieval words, and William Byrd’s thrilling motet Laudibus in Sanctis. The Cardinall’s Musick will be joined by the Chamber Choir of The Portsmouth Grammar School.

Image credit: Benjamin Ealovega

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