Saturday 9 July 2011 • 7.30 pm
The stunning setting of St Mary’s Church, Saffron Walden will resound with the glorious combination of voices and organ, as Cambridge Chorale, joined by Timothy Uglow on the organ, celebrate European choral works as spectacular as the cathedrals where they are sung in worship.
Gregorio Allegri’s Miserere, a moving setting of Psalm 51 commissioned for the Sistine Chapel by Pope Urban VIII, takes pride of place alongside William Walton’s scintillating mini-cantata The Twelve, which featured in Westminster Abbey’s 900th anniversary celebrations. Other continental gems include Anton Bruckner’s Christus Factus Est, taken from his Chorale Mass for Maundy Thursday, Gabriel Fauré’s hymn Cantique De Jean Racine, and W.A. Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus; whilst William Byrd’s anthem Sing Joyfully, composed for the Chapel Royal during the reign of Elizabeth I, Edward Naylor’s Vox Dicentis: Clama, and movements from C.H.H. Parry’s masterwork Songs Of Farewell represent English sacred choral music at its finest.