The Cardinall's Musick: Performance Diary

View the list below or see the performance calendar on the right.

Concert: Wigmore Hall (Friday 14 October 2016, 7.30 pm)

Entitled ‘Mystics’, The Cardinall’s Musick perform a programme which sets 16th century music alongside the contemporary, including a new commission from Nico Muhly. The mystical minimalists John Tavener and Arvo Pärt are as immersed in their religious feelings as William Byrd and Orlando Gibbons yet they come from very different traditions. Byrd’s dark-toned Mass for four voices inspired by Catholic devotion is set against Gibbons’ more suave and even ebullient Anglican writing, whereas Tavener and Pärt look more to the Orthodox traditions of the east.

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Date: Friday 14 October 2016, 7.30 pm    Venue: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP »

Concert: Bath Mozartfest (Thursday 17 November 2016, 7.30 pm)

The Psalms of David have provided inspiration for countless generations of composers. Sung several times a day during services in the Catholic rite and at the centre of Anglican Mattins and Evensong, they contain all human emotion from pain and loss to rejoicing and exultation. This programme contrasts European composers including Allegri’s famous Miserere (Psalm 51) and other double-choir pieces by Victoria alongside more closely argued pieces by English composers. From the suave Gibbons, to the energetic Weelkes and the ever-inspired William Byrd the music reflects the wide-range of emotions found in the texts.

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Sunday during the Festival only 10.00am – 4.00pm

Date: Thursday 17 November 2016, 7.30 pm    Venue: St Mary's Bathwick, Darlington Street, Bath BA2 4EB

Concert: St John’s, Smith Square, London (Wednesday 14 December 2016, 7.30 pm)


The Virgin Mary has long inspired great music from great musicians.  Marking The Cardinall’s Musick’s return to the Christmas Festival at St John’s, Smith Square, this programme features music from four of the greatest Renaissance composers – Lassus, Victoria, Byrd and Palestrina: the sumptuous Missa Osculetur me by Lassus, motets by Victoria, a sequence of music for the Mass of the Nativity of the Virgin by William Byrd and Palestrina’s ebullient eight-voice Magnificat primi toni.

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Date: Wednesday 14 December 2016, 7.30 pm    Venue: St John’s Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA »