Orlando Chamber Choir, Lucy Goddard (director) - Garden of Delights

St Mary Aldermary, Watling Street, London
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This event ended on Thursday 13th of June 2019
Admission

£15, concessions £10, available from orlandochoir.org.uk/tickets or on the door

Location

St Mary Aldermary, Watling Street, London

Nearest Stations

Mansion House 0.05 miles

Website

https://www.orlandochoir.org.uk/events?id=20190613

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Orlando Chamber Choir, directed by Lucy Goddard, presents an all-sensory summer concert with the fragrance of flowers and the sound of Franco-Flemish Renaissance gardens. Our musical plantsmen include Antoine Brumel, Jacobus Clemens non Papa, Cipriano de Rore and Orlando di Lasso, all of whom captured melodies from the biblical gardens of the Song of Songs. There will be secular flora too – polyphony about roses, lilies, vines and other greenery – with Josquin des Prez’ well-known cricket hiding amidst the leaves. Clément Janequin adds birdsong to this musical garden, with singers mimicking starlings, blackbirds and the occasional nightingale. To root this oasis in today’s Central London, we have seeded two contemporary garden-inspired compositions by Janet Wheeler, ready to bloom on the concert day. Orlando’s Garden of Delights is open from 19:00 and, to cater for all senses, will conclude with a communal picnic.

De Machaut – Rose, liz, printemps, verdure
Des Prez – El grillo
Van Weerbeke – O Maria, clausus hortus
Isaac – Hora e di maggio
Isaac – Ich stund an einem Morgen
Brumel – Sicut lilium inter spinas
Janequin – Le chant des oiseaux
Gombert – Diversi diversa orant - Salve Regina
De Rore – Descendi in hortum meum
Clemens non Papa – Ego flos campi
Di Lasso – Veni in hortum meum
Di Lasso – Veni dilecte mi
Wheeler – The Lake Isle of Innisfree
Wheeler – The Winter it is Past

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