The Cardinall's Musick: Performance Diary

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Concert: Three Choirs Festival (Thursday 27 July 2017, 3.00 pm)

In the sixteenth century, England stood apart from the rest of the European mainland with a musical inheritance which was radically different.  During the life of Henry VIII, English composers had produced huge and awe-inspiring settings of texts in honour of the Virgin Mary and these were the models for the mid-century writers Tallis, Sheppard and Mundy.  This afternoon concert is a rare opportunity to hear four magnificent Tudor ‘symphonies’ in one concert.  Full of colour and drama, they push the limits of invention and scoring and are in a league which European composers could not even imagine.  Set in between are more modest ‘sorbets’ to allow the ear to rest and hear that the English could excel at miniature pieces as well.

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Date: Thursday 27 July 2017, 3.00 pm    Venue: Worcester Cathedral, Worcester

Concert: St John’s, Smith Square, London (Friday 10 November 2017, 7.30 pm)

The Cardinall’s Musick appear in the South Bank Centre’s Belief and Beyond Belief series with a programme titled War and Peace, featuring Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices interspersed with music by Britten, James Macmillan and Part.  Please note: this concert series takes place at St John’s, Smith Square, while the Queen Elizabeth Hall is undergoing refurbishment.

Booking now open:

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By telephone on 020 7960 4200 (telephone bookings have a transaction fee of £2.75 except for SBC members)
In person at the Ticket Office on Level 2 of the Royal Festival Hall 10am – 8pm daily

Tickets can also be bought on the day of the concert at St John’s, Smith Square.

Date: Friday 10 November 2017, 7.30 pm    Venue: St John's, Smith Square, London

Concert: Wigmore Hall (Monday 4 December 2017, 7.30 pm)

Renaissance Christmas music by Palestrina, Handl, Pygott, Victoria, Dunstable, Byrd and the Magnificat Quinti Toni by Hieronymus Praetorius.

Booking now open.

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By telephone on 020 7935 2141
In person at 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U

Date: Monday 4 December 2017, 7.30 pm    Venue: Wigmore Hall