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.
KERRY ANDREW Who we are
JOHN CASKEN Uncertain sea
ERIKS ESENWALDS A salutation
EDMUND FINNIS Verbo Domini
BEN PARRY Flame
ROXANNA PANUFNIK Unending Love
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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