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Stephen Layton and The Holst Singers: 25th anniversary concert

Wednesday October 31, 2018 at 19:30
St Sophia, Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Divine Wisdom, London
£15, £12 concessions
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  1. Exultate Deo - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
  2. Laudibus in sanctis - William Byrd
  3. O nata lux de lumine - Thomas Tallis
  4. Ave Maria - Robert Parsons
  5. Timor et tremor, from 4 motets pour un temps de pénitence FP 97 - Francis Poulenc
  6. Vinea mea electa, from 4 motets pour un temps de pénitence FP 97 - Francis Poulenc
  7. Christus factus est - Anton Bruckner
  8. Ave Maria - Anton Bruckner
  9. Christ is the Morning Star - Arvo Pärt
  10. What God is, from The Veil of the Temple - Sir John Tavener
  11. Mother of God, here I stand, from The Veil of the Temple - Sir John Tavener
  12. The Creed, from Liturgy of St John Chrysostom - Alexander Gretchaninov
  13. Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, adapted from Vespers ('All-night vigil') - Sergey Rachmaninov, adapted by Eric Arnold
  14. Our Father, 'Otche nash' Op 9 No 3 - Nikolai Golovanov
  15. Agnus Dei, from Mass for double choir - Frank Martin
  16. Totus tuus Op 60 - Henryk Górecki

We invite you to join us for a celebration of a remarkable quarter-century of music-making. Stephen Layton became Music Director of the Holst Singers in 1993 and over that period has turned it into one of the UK’s leading choirs.

The Holst Singers have made several outstanding recordings, including 'Ikon' and 'Ikon II' which led the explosion of interest in the UK in the music of the Orthodox Church. They have performed in numerous ground-breaking concerts including the world premier in 2004 of John Tavener’s The Veil of the Temple. And they have maintained the highest professional standards of performance despite being made up of amateur singers. All this has been achieved through the outstanding vision and musicianship of Stephen Layton, now rightly recognised as one of the world’s foremost choral conductors.

This anniversary is a wonderful opportunity to bring together members past and present with friends of the choir to enjoy a selection from our repertoire of the past twenty-five years.

The programme is a selection of favourites beloved of Stephen and the choir, designed to be representative of the variety of music performed and recorded over his time with the choir. We return to a familiar venue: the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Bayswater, an intimate and beautiful setting perfectly suited to the unaccompanied music at which the Holst Singers excel.

St Sophia, Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Divine Wisdom
Moscow Road
W2 4LQ
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