Thursday 5 November 2020 7:30PM

Le Concert Spirituel; Hervé Niquet director

Benevoli: A Forgotten Master of Polyphony


This event takes place at St James's Spanish Place, 22 George St, London W1U 3QY


This concert will be approximately 1 hour 15 minutes in duration, without an interval

£50£30£15 (restricted view) Unreserved seating

Priority Bookings made for our 2020/21 Season Autumn concerts are subject to an administration fee of £4.00 per booking.

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  • Le Concert Spirituel
  • Hervé Niquet director

Wigmore ventures off site once again, this time just around the corner to the beautiful church of St James’s Spanish Place. Le Concert Spirituel, founded by Hervé Niquet in 1987, continues to explore a wide range of repertoire, here focusing on multi-choral compositions from the end of the Italian Renaissance period and the beginning of the Baroque, in particular works by the grandiose Rome-based Orazio Benevoli (1605-72).

This large-scale programme of Italian polyphony involves the enchanting and luxurious sounds of eight choirs of four singers, accompanied by 15 continuists, which will no doubt sound exceptional in this magnificent setting.

  • St Ambrose (c.340-397)
        • Aeterna Christi munera
  • Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
        • Cantate Domino canticum novum
  • Orazio Benevoli (1605-1672)
      • Missa Si Deus pro nobis
        • Kyrie
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1525-1594)
        • Beata es, Virgo Maria
  • Orazio Benevoli
      • Missa Si Deus pro nobis
        • Gloria
  • Plainchant
        • Ne avertas faciem tuam a puero tuo
  • Orazio Benevoli
      • Missa Si Deus pro nobis
        • Credo
  • Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
        • Canzon vigesimanona a8
  • Orazio Benevoli
      • Missa Si Deus pro nobis
        • Sanctus
  • Plainchant
        • Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini
  • Orazio Benevoli
        • Regna terrae
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
        • Peccavimus
  • Orazio Benevoli
      • Missa Si Deus pro nobis
        • Agnus Dei
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
        • Pater noster a5
  • Orazio Benevoli
        • Magnificat a16

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