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Doubling up!

We’re well into rehearsals for a conflict-themed concert at St Lawrence, Bovingdon, on March 10 at 7.30pm, and are loving singing two beautiful masses for double choir.

Written centuries apart, Palestrina’s and Martin’s masses both speak of conflict in their own way. Palestrina apparently wrote his mass for the Council of Trent, and a plea for the continued use of polyphony in the liturgy. Martin famously wrote his ethereal Mass for Double Choir in a fervour of religious conflict, never intending it to be performed.

We’re pairing the two double choir masses with Faure’s beautiful Cantique de Jean Racine and Nigel Short’s The Dying Solider, which provides a direct reference to the centenary of the end of World War 1.

Do come!

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Forthcoming events

Faure Cantique

Saturday 10 March, 7.30pm

St Lawrence Church, Bovingdon, HP3 0LU

Tickets here

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