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Londinium's varied and vivacious summer programme takes a sideways look at the English Madrigal, exploring twentieth-century responses to this venerable institution. The much-underrated Ernest Moeran is amongst four British composers paying affectionate tribute to the Elizabethan tradition: his superb Phyllida and Corydon is heard alongside Thea Musgrave's pithy Four Madrigals by Thomas Wyatt, whilst Herbert Howells' early Two Madrigals and Robert Pearsall's delicious pastiche Lay a Garland offer sunshine aplenty. As an invigorating and often quirky counterpoint, we perform madrigals by three American composers: Ned Rorem, the young Elliott Carter, and the wicked Mail Order Madrigals by William Schuman, mock-serious settings of quack advertisements from an 1897 Sears catalogue.
A glass of wine will be served in the interval.
Andrew Griffiths conductor
St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate is located at the junction of Holborn Viaduct and Giltspur Street, opposite the Old Bailey.
Tube: St Paul's (Central), Farringdon (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan), Blackfriars (District, Circle)
Train: City Thameslink is almost exactly opposite
Bus: 8, 242, 56, 25
Parking: in streets around, and there are NCP carparks nearby in Saffron Hill and Aldersgate Street.
Don't forget to bring your printed ticket to the event!
Refunds are not available but, if we are contacted in advance of the performance, we may at our discretion be able to offer replacement tickets to another of our concerts.
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Directed by Andrew Griffiths, Londinium is one of London's most ambitious and versatile chamber choirs, critically acclaimed for its distinctive programming and vibrant performances of a cappella repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day.