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Wed, 16 Aug


Holy Trinity Blythburgh

Sion Deserta Est - Holy Trinity Blythburgh


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Sion Deserta Est - Holy Trinity Blythburgh
Sion Deserta Est - Holy Trinity Blythburgh

Time & Location

16 Aug 2023, 19:00

Holy Trinity Blythburgh, Church Ln, Blythburgh, Halesworth IP19 9LP, UK

About the event

In this programme of sixteenth-century polyphony, the up-and-coming Luceat Choir (‘Luceat translates as shine, which is just what this choir does’, Organist’s Review 2021 5*), surveys the profound and sublime output of the English Reformation Catholic composers. This survey is most aptly consolidated in the music of William Byrd, in the year of his 400th anniversary. His music perfectly articulates the turbulence of the period, whilst simultaneously demonstrating a remarkable technical balance of nostalgia and forward looking. The programme takes in the opportunity to explore his more cosmopolitan connections, notably with Clemens non Papa.

There can be no finer venues to encounter this sublime repertoire than the stunning architecture of Suffolk’s mighty wool churches, themselves possessing many remarkable survivors of Reformation iconoclasm. We look forward to welcoming you.

Regina coeli Plainchant

Regina coeli Robert White

‘Gloria’ from Missa Salve Intermata Thomas Tallis

Salve Regina Plainchant

Ave Maria Robert Parsons

Lamentation a5 Robert White

Tristitia et anxietas Clemens non Papa

Tristitia et anxietas William Byrd

Assumpta est maria William Byrd

Alleluia, Assumpta est Maria Plainchant

Ego Flos campi Clemens non Papa

Ne irascaris, Domine-Civitas sancti tui William Byrd



Conductor  James Fellows

Organist  Daniel Mathieson

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