Tour Supported by Arts Council England, Foyle Foundation, The RVW Trust and Friends of Cathedral Music
This concert is also supported by the Rowan Bentall Charitable Trust
Tallis: Salvator mundi
Tallis: Why fum’th in fight?
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Poulenc: Organ Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani in G minor
Gabriel Jackson: Countless and wonderful are the ways to praise God
City of London Sinfonia
Guildford Cathedral Choir
Stephen Layton conductor
Guildford, GU2 7UP
Dates: 12th October 2013 at 19.30
This concert celebrates the beauty of our magnificent and awe-inspiring churches, with performances of some of the most well known and uplifting sacred music. The Orchestra and the cathedral choir perform works by Thomas Tallis and Ralph Vaughan Williams, along with a new commission by Gabriel Jackson and Fauré's enduringly popular Requiem. There will also be a chance to hear the cathedral organist perform French composer Francis Poulenc's grand and masterful Organ Concerto, in the 50th anniversary year of the composer's death.
We are delighted to be joined for the Tour by our Principal Conductor and one of the world's leading choral directors, Stephen Layton, who will conduct the cathedral choir in each venue.
Come and Sing Spem in Alium
10.30am - 12.30pm
A chance to take part in a choral workshop on Thomas Tallis' masterpiece with Stephen Layton. Full details here
£25, £18, £12
Please support our crowdfunding campaign, Gabriel's Angels, to raise funds for our specially commissioned piece by Gabriel Jackson, which we will be performing as part of our tour.