Chamber Choir

Renaissance Renegades

Friday 10 June 2016, 19:30 - 21:30
St Andrew Holbornmap ]
5 St Andrew Street
London EC4A 3AF

Orlando Chamber Choir
Will Dawes, director

Orlando Chamber Choir presents a dangerously exciting concert with music by Renaissance renegades – brilliant composers like Weelkes, Guerrero, Gombert and Gesualdo who, through fate, fault or fortune, all ended up on the wrong side of the law. They transcribed their experiences of drunkenness, debt, imprisonment, robbery, indecency and murder into musical compositions, using expressive counterpoint and unconventional rhythms, dramatic dissonance and tormented chromatic progressions - sometimes even set to the composer’s own moving poetry.

For your and our safety the concert takes place at a stone’s throw from the Old Bailey.


Peter Philips (c.1560 - 1628)
Gaudens gaudebo in Domino
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Komm, Jesu, komm
Carlo Gesualdo (1566 - 1613)
Dolcissima mia vita
Nicolas Gombert (c.1495 - c.1560)
Lugebat David Absalon
Dominique Phinot (c.1510 - c.1556)
Pater, peccavi
Thomas Weelkes (1576 - 1623)
Hark, all ye lovely saints above
Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992)
O sacrum convivium
Carlo Gesualdo (1566 - 1613)
Illumina faciem tuam
Francisco Guerrero (1528 - 1599)
Duo seraphim clamabant
Thomas Weelkes (1576 - 1623)
Noel, adieu, thou Court's delight
Michael Tippett (1905 - 1998)
Four Songs from the British Isles
Carlo Gesualdo (1566 - 1613)
Occhi del mio cor vita
Nicolas Gombert (c.1495 - c.1560)
Magnificat tertii et octavi toni