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Epsom Chamber Choir - Music for Passiontide

Saturday March 25, 2023 at 19:30
Church of St Martin of Tours, Epsom
£16 in advance, £18 on the door, under 18s free
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  1. Membra Jesu nostri BuxWV 75 - Dietrich Buxtehude
  2. Hosanna to the son of David - Thomas Weelkes
  3. Ubi Caritas - Paul Mealor
  4. Christus factus est - Felice Anerio
  5. Crucifixus à 8 - Antonio Lotti
  6. Tristis est anima mea - Orlande de Lassus
  7. Stabat Mater - Sulpitia Cesis
  8. Crux fidelis - Sarah MacDonald

JS Bach walked 250 miles to listen to Buxtehude’s music but luckily, on 25th March, Epsom Chamber Choir’s audience only has to travel to St Martin’s Church, Epsom, to hear them sing his cantata Membra Jesu Nostri, the central work in their Music for Passiontide concert. The choir will be accompanied by a small chamber ensemble to perform several gems of liturgical music written for Passiontide. They will be joined by invited soloists for Membra Jesu Nostri, which is a devotional cycle of seven cantatas, including one, Ad Cor – The Heart and the emotional core of the piece - which will be accompanied by period instruments. The programme will also include Lotti’s Crucifixus and music by Lassus, Weelkes and contemporary composers Paul Mealor and Sarah MacDonald.

Dieterich Buxtehude was a Danish composer and organist born in 1637. He was a great influence on the young JS Bach who, at the age of twenty, is said to have walked to Buxtehude’s home town – a distance equal to walking from Epsom to Cornwall - to hear Buxtehude play and then spent three months studying his music before walking home again.

Epsom Chamber Choir is one of Surrey’s leading chamber choirs, performing regularly at St Martin’s Church, where the excellent acoustics make the most of the choir’s superb sound. This Music for Passiontide concert will be directed by guest conductor Jack Apperley and will include an interval with refreshments available.

Church of St Martin of Tours
Church Street
KT17 4PX

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