The Cardinall's Musick: Performance Diary

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

Cambridge Music Festival (Monday 16 November 2015, 8.00 pm)

The monumental ‘Spem in alium’ forms the cornerstone for an evening of Tallis in St John’s College Chapel and features members of St John’s College choir and Cambridge University Chamber Choir alongside The Cardinall’s Musick.  Other works in the programme include ‘Ave rosa sine spinis’ and Cheryl Frances Hoad’s homage to Tallis, ‘From the beginning of the World’, commissioned by The Cardinall’s Musick.

With kind permission of the Master and Fellows of St John’s College Chapel.

Booking now open –

Cambridge Live Box Office, 2 Wheeler Street, Cambridge CB2 3QB
Tel: 01223 357851

Mon–Sat, 10am – 6pm (phone);
Mon–Fri, 12 noon – 6pm; Sat 10am – 6pm (in person)

Date: Monday 16 November 2015, 8.00 pm    Venue: St John's College, Cambridge

Concert: Music at Oxford (Friday 20 November 2015, 8.00 pm)

Four hundred years after its composition Tallis’s Spem in alium remains one of the most spectacular pieces of music we have.  It sits at the heart of this performance by The Cardinall’s Musick in its Christ Church birthplace.  Christ Church Cathedral Choir joins forces with the ensemble for two great 40-part works in this programme.

Booking now open:

Telephone 01865 244806

Or in person at The Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LW

Date: Friday 20 November 2015, 8.00 pm    Venue: Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Concert: Temple Church Winter Festival (Wednesday 16 December 2015, 7.30 pm)

Thomas Tallis: Missa Puer natus est nobis

“A man for all seasons” is the best way to describe this astonishing survivor of the 16th century. Forced to cope with the political changes and whims for four radically different Tudors, Tallis is one of the few outstanding characters of the time who not only coped but wrote consistently excellent music. He is the history of the Reformation – a claim that cannot be made by any monarch or statesman.  The Cardinall’s have made a name for impassioned, committed performances and this music is in their blood.

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Date: Wednesday 16 December 2015, 7.30 pm    Venue: Temple Church, London »

Concert: Wigmore Hall (Thursday 31 December 2015, 7.00 pm)

Andrew Carwood’s passion for twentieth-century British sacred choral music took hold during his time as a choral scholar at St John’s College, Cambridge, and has deepened over the intervening decades.  He leads The Cardinall’s Musick into the New Year with a programme of timeless Christmas compositions and a choice selection of part-songs, including Elgar’s ambitious Four Choral Songs, written over Christmas 1907, and Moeran’s Songs of Springtime.

Booking now open:

36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP

Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday (with evening performance) 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday (without evening performance) 10:00am – 2:00pm

Tel 020 7935 2141

Date: Thursday 31 December 2015, 7.00 pm    Venue: Wigmore Hall, London »