Pembroke Choir at the Brandenburg Choral Festival

by Alice Oates

The Choir of Pembroke College Cambridge are kicking off the Brandenburg Choral Festival tomorrow, Saturday September 1st, at St Martin-in-the-fields, London.

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“In their festival debut, these talented choral scholars present a programme which moves through the Easter story from crucifixion to resurrection with Allegri’s mesmerising Miserere at its heart. The concert uses as its backbone motets from Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Tenebrae Responsories, interspersing these with complimentary works by contemporary composers James MacMillan, Matthew Martin and Paul Mealor, and pieces by Byrd, Elgar, Lotti, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky as well as traditional chant.”

Programme:

  1. Missa pro defunctis: Requiem aeternam (Introitus) – Plainchant
  2. Miserere mei, Deus – Gregorio Allegri
  3. A Child’s Prayer – James MacMillan
  4. Legend (The Crown of Roses) – Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  5. Crucifixus – Antonio Lotti
  6. O Vos Omnes, from Tenebrae Responsories – Tomás Luis de Victoria
  7. Ubi Caritas – Paul Mealor
  8. Sepulto Domino, from Tenebrae Responsories – Tomás Luis de Victoria
  9. Justorum animae – Matthew Martin
  10. Ecce Quomodo Moritur, from Tenebrae Responsories – Tomás Luis de Victoria
  11. Lux aeterna (choral arrangement of ‘Nimrod’), from The Enigma Variations – Sir Edward Elgar, arranged by John Cameron
  12. Resurrexi et adhuc – Plainchant
  13. Dnes’ spaseniye (Today is salvation), from Vespers, ‘All-night vigil’ Op 37 – Sergey Rachmaninov
  14. Laudibus in sanctis – William Byrd