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Holst Singers
Stephen Layton director

Palestrina Missa Papae Marcelli
Arvo Part Vergencita
Mantyaarvi Lord's Prayer | Ave Maria
Esenvalds Salutation
Poulenc Salve Regina
Antognini Canticum novum

Palestrina wrote more than one hundred settings of the Mass, but his Pope Marcellus Mass stands out among them; it was performed at every Papal Coronation between its composition and the 1960s, and its beauty is credited with having saved the future of western music by preventing a ban of polyphonic composition. It will be sung in this concert interspersed with European sacred music written during the following four centuries.

Venue: Temple Church
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"The choir is not large, but the sound they make is immense, with each chord given a resonant afterglow by the soaring spaces of the Temple Church. The immensity isn't just a matter of power, it's to do with total focus and precision."

The Telegraph


Booking Information
Online Booking

Available here until 12noon on the day of the performance

Telephone Booking

020 7427 5641

Online and Telephone bookings are subject to a £2.00 booking fee.

In Person

Tickets are available on the door 30 minutes before the performance (subject to availability, cash and cheque only)


Please note that we can only offer refunds in the event that the concert is Sold Out and we are able to re-sell your ticket.


The safety of our audience, musicians and staff comes first.