Christmas Cheer (24 November)

The celebration of Christmas in the 21st century is infused with a diverse array of cultural, religious, secular and family traditions. Join us as we explore that diversity in a way that celebrates the great and awe-inspiring ethereal mystery of O Magnum Mysterium and Ave Maria in juxtaposition with the raw energy of more ‘earthly’ Christmas traditions. And we might even have fun pushing a few musical boundaries in the process!

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Christmas Cheer (23 November)

The celebration of Christmas in the 21st century is infused with a diverse array of cultural, religious, secular and family traditions. Join us as we explore that diversity in a way that celebrates the great and awe-inspiring ethereal mystery of O Magnum Mysterium and Ave Maria in juxtaposition with the raw energy of more ‘earthly’ Christmas traditions. And we might even have fun pushing a few musical boundaries in the process!

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The Tears of Saint Peter (15 March)

Betrayal, regret, forgiveness? Peter’s denial of Christ is one of the most compelling human stories of Christianity, and Lasso’s monumental valediction, Lagrime di San Pietro (The Tears of St. Peter) is the supreme musical re-telling of this pivotal moment in biblical history. Allegri’s justly famous Miserere is one of the most beautiful of all choral works and this iconic cry for mercy and forgiveness features the soaring splendour of soprano Greta Bradman.

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