Concert: Somerset Chamber Choir

Sun 18th Feb 2024 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

The Private Music:
Music of Utter Beauty and Calm

The works for this concert are by composers writing in circumstances of exile – some forced to leave Protestant England for their Catholicism, some obliged through fear to write music for secret ceremony, others removed from meaningful positions and effectively exiled in their own homes.

This will be the choir’s first concert at the Minster since 1990. For her first concert directing the choir, Andrea Brown has chosen Renaissance music of singular beauty which is sure to transport the audience to a place of utter calm and tranquillity.

The Somerset Chamber Choir will be joined by Patron, Dame Emma Kirkby, and “sensitive poet of the lute” Sam Brown, to perform a small selection of works from the golden age of English Lute Song.

Emma Kirkby soprano
Sam Brown lute
Andrea Brown conductor


Byrd Mass for four voices
De Monte Super flumina Babylonis
Dering Factum est silentium
Dowland Lute song: Flow, my tears
Dowland Lute song: In darkness let me dwell
Dowland Lute song: In this trembling shadow
Philips Ascendit Deus
Tallis If ye love me
Tallis Ineiunio et fletu
Tallis Lamentations of Jeremiah I


£15.00 – £20.00*
*booking fee applies

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