Come and Hear Us

Music and Conflict

Saturday 10 March 2018, 7.30pm

St Lawrence Church, Bovingdon

Faure – Cantique de Jean Racine
Palestrina – Missa Papae Marcelli
Frank Martin – Mass for Double Choir
Nigel Short – The Dying Solider

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. Nigel Short’s The Dying Solider provides a direct reference to the centenary of the end of World War 1.

Tickets £12 in advance (£6 under 18s) from Brigid Brennan on 07881  785299 or online.

St Albans Abbey

Weekend of 26 & 27 May 2018

Weekend of services

Birds and Bees

Saturday 16 June 2018

A light-hearted programme with an animal theme.

Elgar – Owls
Stamford – The Bluebird
Gibbons – The Silver Swan
etc …


Sunday 1 July 2018

Services at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel