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In an eclectic and moving programme of choral music, Londinium takes its cue from the traditional Holy Week service of Tenebrae in exploring musical responses to the Book of Lamentations. These powerful words, written in response to the destruction of Jerusalem and the exile of the Israelites in Babylon, have found resonance with composers of many different periods, amongst them Byrd, a Catholic in a Protestant land, Ginastera, blacklisted by Perón’s Argentina, and Rudolf Mauersberger, mourning the devastation of his beloved Dresden. They continue to inspire new music today: our programme includes the UK première of Nico Muhly's Recordare, Domine, and two works written in 2012, Gabriel Jackson's Lamentations of Jeremiah and Cecilia McDowall's The Lord is Good, which looks forward to Israel restored. Completing the journey from despair to new hope is Milhaud's superb, rarely-performed cantata Les Deux Cités, painting in exuberant colours the Revelation vision of the new Jerusalem.
A glass of wine will be served in the interval.
Andrew Griffiths conductor
'A choir to watch' - a 4 star review of Londinium's last concert, 'Chansonnerie'.
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.
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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.