Spem in Alium at Southwark Cathedral

Tuesday 17 June 2014 7:30 PM

Southwark Cathedral

Tallis - Spem in Alium
Vaughan Williams
 - Mass in G minor
Tavener - Song for Athene, Annunciation
Anka (arr. Gough) - It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
Hughes - Salve Regina (CEFC commission and world premiere)
Bruckner - Motets

Crouch End Festival Chorus
David Temple – conductor

CEFC’s third concert in its 30th anniversary season celebrates the beauty of the voice alone.

Thomas Tallis's sumptuous 40-part motet Spem in Alium is complemented by more modern sacred works: Vaughan Williams’s Mass in G minor and two anthems by the late John Tavener including his haunting and best-known work, Song for Athene. By contrast, Paul Anka’s...

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Spem in Alium at Waltham Abbey
Saturday 21 June 2014 7:30 PM
Waltham Abbey
Spem in Alium at Waltham Abbey

CEFC’s fourth concert in its 30th anniversary season celebrates the beauty of the voice alone.

Thomas Tallis was once the organist at Waltham Abbey. His sumptuous 40-part motet Spem in Alium is complemented by more modern sacred works: Vaughan Williams’s Mass in G minor and two anthems by the late John Tavener including his haunting and best-known work, Song for Athene. By contrast, Paul Anka’s well-known pop song It Doesn’t Matter Anymore is performed in a quirky a cappella arrangement by Orlando Gough.

A setting of the ancient Latin chant Salve Regina, by young composer Bernard Hughes, is sponsored by CEFC soprano Denise Haddon in memory of her husband and fellow CEFC singer Paul. It is the choir’s third commission for its 30th anniversary celebrations.