Tim Lowe cello
Libby Burgess piano

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Temple Singers

Thomas Allery director

One of London's finest professional church choirs present a devastatingly beautiful programme of laments, including pleas for mercy by William Byrd and Thomas Tallis; a choral masterpiece of the Franco-Flemish Renaissance; and Rudolf Mauersberger's plangent motet composed in Holy Week 1945 in the aftermath of the bombing of Dresden. The concert concludes with Tavener's best known work 'Song for Athene' ("May Flights of Angels Sing Thee to Thy Rest").

Tallis: Miserere nostri
Phinot: Incipit oratio Jeremiae prophetae
Rubbra: Tenebrae - Third Nocturne
Tomkins: When David heard
Purcell: Hear my prayer, O Lord
Pearsall: Lay a garland
Mauersberger: Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst
Byrd: Miserere
Tavener: Song for Athene

Duration: 60 minutes (enabling members of Middle Temple to attend 'Music Nights' afterwards, feat. pianist Tal Waker playing a programme of Bach, Chopin and Franck).

Venue: Temple Church
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