Chamber Choir

European Choral Music - Bruges

…a union of harmonies

Friday 5 August 2016, 15:30 - 16:30
St Salvator's Cathedralmap ]
8000 Bruges

Orlando Chamber Choir
Will Dawes, director

As far back as memory reaches, musicians have travelled widely to enjoy each other’s music and learn new techniques. While politicians carved up Europe, composers forged the sound of an ever closer union. Franco-Flemish polyphony was heard across the continent, Italian Renaissance counterpoint carried across the Alps, and British madrigals migrated across the Channel. The resulting process of mutual musical enlightenment wasn’t only geographical but temporal too, with modern composers building on their ancestors’ achievements.

In a summer dominated politically by Britain’s Brexit, Orlando Chamber Choir travels from London to Bruges with a programme of European choral music. Come and listen to the sound of Europe’s musical melting pot!


Francisco Guerrero (1528 - 1599)
Duo seraphim clamabant
Dominique Phinot (c.1510 - c.1556)
Pater, peccavi
Guillaume Dufay (1397 - 1474)
Nuper rosarum flores
Carlo Gesualdo (1566 - 1613)
Illumina faciem tuam
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Komm, Jesu, komm
Thomas Weelkes (1576 - 1623)
Noel, adieu, thou Court's delight
William Byrd (c.1540 - 1623)
Sing joyfully
Thomas Tallis (c.1505 - 1585)
Suscipe quaeso Domine
Orlando Gibbons (1583 - 1625)
O clap your hands together