Music for Passiontide
Saturday 9 April 2011, 7.30 p.m., St. Luke’s Church, Stanmore, Winchester
Robert White Lamentations for 5 voices
Music by White, Tallis, Victoria, Guerrero, Morales, Gombert, Manchicourt, Lotti
David Glynn organ
Julian Macey conductor
Robert White’s Lamentations have been described as a high point of Elizabethan choral music. The concert includes his Lamentations for five voices and hymn settings interspersed with plainsong or organ verses by White and Tallis. Three dramatic settings of Crucifixus for six, eight and ten voices by Antonio Lotti (1667-1740) form the centrepiece of the second half, contrasting with Lenten and Easter motets by Spanish and Flemish sixteenth century composers.
The resonant acoustic of St. Luke’s Church is particularly suitable for this music.
‘I did not want this endless stream of glorious sound to cease - the choir and conductor working as one, performing this music to a standard rarely likely to be bettered.’ (Hampshire Chronicle review of a previous Ashton Singers performance of White’s Lamentations in St Luke’s)
More information, including directions and ticket availability, can be found at http://www.ashtonsingers.hampshire.org.uk