Thursday, 7 May 2015

Concert preview: Gloria Tibi Trinitas - Music for the Tudors (Part Two)

Yorkshire Bach Choir February 2015

Part two of our survey of Tudor music is another feast of sound, offering the rare chance to hear the glorious sonorities of two masterpieces of English polyphony. 

We celebrate John Sheppard’s 500th anniversary with his extraordinary In Media Vita (In the midst of life we are in death), a haunting exploration of various texts, including the Nunc Dimittis. Please hear a short excerpt recently recorded in rehearsal at the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York:

In addition to this work we perform Taverner's six voice Gloria Tibi Trinitas which is a monument of English choral music and arguably ranks amongst the very greatest of English choral compositions.

Peter Seymour our conductor comments: “After our successful performance of Tallis and Byrd in November 2014, this concert offers York audiences a chance to hear more music from the Tudor treasure trove. Sometimes overshadowed by Byrd and Tallis, the music of Sheppard and Taverner is no less important in terms of scale and musical inventiveness. The Taverner mass is a huge and virtuosic piece which the choir always relish singing".

Don’t miss your chance to hear all these glorious sonorities in the atmospheric acoustic of St Michael le Belfrey, York. 

The concert starts at 7.30pm on Saturday 16 May and tickets are priced at £14 and £12 concessions. Student stand-by tickets will also be available as usual on the evening of the concert priced at £5.00. Tickets are available in advance from this link:

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