Chamber Choir

Shadowy Dark, Dawning to Light

30th Anniversary Concert

Thursday 7 November 2024, 19:30 - 21:30
St Botolph's Churchmap ]
London EC2M 3TL
tickets £18.00, reduced price tickets £14.00

Orlando Chamber Choir
Lucy Goddard, director

Orlando Chamber Choir celebrates its 30th anniversary in all shades of light! The programme starts by candle-glow with James Weeks' Orlando Tenebrae, written for the choir in 2011. In the course of this poignant composition the flames are extinguished one by one and a restless night follows with doubts and desires in its darkness - but then dawn breaks and waves of light warm up the land. Di Lasso, Gesualdo, Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli and Monteverdi colour the choral sound in many hues of happiness. Their harmonies vibrate above the horizon until we gaze upward and end the musical day (and our anniversary concert) in the divine light of heaven.


James Weeks (1978 - )
Orlando Tenebrae
Giovanni Gabrieli (c.1554 - 1612)
Timor et tremor
Orlando di Lasso (c.1532 - 1594)
Timor et tremor
Carlo Gesualdo (1566 - 1613)
from Tenebrae Responsories:
Ecce quomodo moritur justus
O vos omnes
Aestimatus sum
Orlando di Lasso (c.1532 - 1594)
Toutes les nuits
Andrea Gabrieli (c.1532 - 1585)
Lasso, mor mi trasporta ov'io non voglio
Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643)
Ecco mormorar l'onde
Orlando di Lasso (c.1532 - 1594)
Aurora lucis rutilat
Jam lucis orto sidere
Carlo Gesualdo (1566 - 1613)
O oriens
Il sol, qual'hor più splende
Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643)
A un giro sol de bell' occhi lucenti
from Sestina:
Darà la notte il sol
Andrea Gabrieli (c.1532 - 1585)
O lux beata trinitas

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Getting there
and access

Nearest tube stations
Liverpool Street (Central, Circle, Elizabeth, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines)

Nearest bus lines
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Wheelchair access
The church has a ramped entrance and there is a wheelchair-accessible toilet