Thursday 3 December 2020 7:30PM

Tenebrae; Nigel Short conductor

Humanity and Liberty


This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


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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  • Tenebrae
  • Nigel Short conductor

The message in this programme is one of peace, the longing for it and the beauty, innocence and simplicity that can result from it. With the exception of Schoenberg – whose work written in 1907 seems way ahead of its time harmonically – the composers took their inspiration from the Second World War, whether by direct pleas for peace, liberation and freedom or simply by declaring their faith and praying for peace and humanity to reign supreme.

  • Roderick Williams (b.1965)
        • Lucis Creator Optime
  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
        • Hymn to St Cecilia Op. 27
  • Rudolf Mauersberger (1889-1971)
        • Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst
  • Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
        • Figure humaine
  • Interval
  • René Clausen (b.1953)
        • In Pace
  • Philip Moore (b.1943)
      • 3 Prayers Of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
        • Evening Prayers
  • Eric Whitacre (b.1970)
      • 3 Songs of Faith
        • hope, faith, life, love
  • Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
        • Friede auf Erden Op. 13

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