Festival 2020

Spem in alium

Dunedin Consort and National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain | Conducted by John Butt and Ben Parry

Rescheduled to 21 November 2020

Christ Church Spitalfields

The voices of Dunedin Consort and National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain combine in a concert which pivots on two works of epic scale.

PRICE: £50 - £10

The voices of Dunedin Consort and National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain combine in a concert which pivots on two works of epic scale.

Frequently hailed as one of the most astonishing pieces of choral music ever created, Tallis’s Spem in alium is a devotional motet for 40 separate voices interwoven to create an ever-shifting mosaic of sound. The audience will be surrounded by, and immersed in, song.

A contemporary response comes from Spitalfields Festival Curator Errollyn Wallen, with her maritime-themed When the Wet Wind Sings. The same forty voices take us on a sea-faring voyage across five centuries.

Programme includes:

KERRY ANDREW Who we are

JOHN CASKEN Uncertain sea

ERIKS ESENWALDS A salutation

EDMUND FINNIS Verbo Domini

BEN PARRY Flame

ROXANNA PANUFNIK Unending Love

THOMAS TALLIS
Spem in alium
O nata lux
Te lucis ante terminum
Dum transisset sabbatum
Loquebantur variis linguis

ERROLLYN WALLEN When the Wet Wind Sings


Meet the Curators

Come along before the concert to meet the Festival Curators


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SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER
7:00 PM

Venue information

Christ Church Spitalfields

Commercial Street
London
E1 6LY
United Kingdom

Underground & National Rail

Liverpool Street (Bishopsgate exit, 5 mins)
Aldgate East (Commercial Street exit, 5 mins)
Walking times are given in brackets.

Buses

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Concessions

Hundreds of seats available across the festival for £15.
Disabled and limited mobility: Free companion ticket. Call us to book.

Access

Wheelchair access is available at all venues.
If you have specific access requirements, then please email
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