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.

Rainer Hersch’s April Fool’s Comedy Concert 2014

Enlarge Image Rainer Hersch and Rich Hall | Picture: Hans Staartjes
Rainer Hersch and Rich Hall | Picture: Hans Staartjes

Watch out! On Easter Monday, CEFC is teaming up with conductor/comedian Rainer Hersch, "the world's first classical music hooligan" (The Sun), for a very special one-off concert at the Royal Festival Hall. Whether you are a music professor or can’t tell a string quartet from a string vest, this is the show for you. A great mix of stand-up, orchestral and, yes, choral comedy, the concert also stars iconic American comedian Rich Hall. Adding to the mayhem will be the world’s leading exponents of "Oom-pop" – Oompah Brass plus. From PDQ Bach to Queen by way of Verdi and Tom Jones, this will be a laugh every four bars and perfect to put you in the mood for April Fool’s 2014 – even if it is three weeks late. Time Out "Best Concert of the Year 2014".

Tickets: £9.50 - £34.50
Title of show: Rainer Hersch’s April Fool’s Comedy Concert 2014
Date: Monday 21 April at 4pm
Venue: Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Box office: 0844 847 9910 Open 9am - 8pm
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