ALLEGRI’S MISERERE AMONG EPIPHANY HIGHLIGHTS
DATE FOR THE DIARY
15TH FEBRUARY 2020
Music for the season of Epiphany – the liturgical period that falls between Christmas and Lent – takes centre stage courtesy of Noteworthy Voices, the town’s leading chamber choir, next month.
The 24-strong ensemble are busy rehearsing for their first concert of 2020 with inspiring and uplifting works that give a sacred nod to the post-Christmas part of the church’s year, and right up until Lent.
Among the programme’s highlights are works by 16th century composers Gregorio Allegri, with his spine-tingling Miserere mei, Deus; Sussex’s own Thomas Weelkes version of When David Heard; and Salvator Mundi by flourishing church musician Thomas Tallis.
Later compositions will also feature in the 90-minute concert, including Antonio Lotti’s Crucifixus, Anton Bruckner’s Christus Factus Est and John Rutter’s Come Down, O Love Divine.
The evening’s sacred delights will be led by Musical Director Alexander Eadon, a former Kings College, Cambridge chorister and Assistant Director of Music at Eastbourne College.
Alexander said: “The choir are singing some really demanding music exceptionally well, and it’s been a real treat to lead them on a musical adventure with pieces that provide welcome contemplation and sanctuary as we approach Lent.”
The concert takes place at 7.30pm on Saturday 15th February at St Mary the Virgin, Church Street, Eastbourne.
Tickets at £7 are available on the door (children go free) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.