Concert: York Minster Chapter House

Date: Tuesday 24 September 2013, 9.15 pm    Venue: York Minster Chapter House, York

Part of the English Music in Yorkshire series of private concerts organised by Martin Randall Travel.

Henry VIII was crowned in 1509, over five hundred years ago, but his character is almost as alive and interesting to us today as it was to those who lived through his reign. This programme presents a setting of the Gloria and three votive antiphons by Robert Fayrfax (1464–1521), Richard(?) Sampson (fl. c. 1516) and John Taverner (c. 1490–1545). Also included are a rarity by Philip van Wilder, one of Henry’s most trusted musicians but now a forgotten figure, and a piece by the king himself. The programme culminates with a sparkling setting of the Magnificat by the young Thomas Tallis (c. 1505–1585).

For details, contact Martin Randall Travel Ltd, tel 020 8742 3355