Preview of “European Sacred Music” on 14 July

Lovers of Poulenc, Renaissance polyphony, and sacred choral music of the 19th and 20th Centuries will delight in this Renaissance Choir summer concert programme conducted by Peter Gambie.

The chorally rich and varied emotion of Poulenc’s Gloria will be complemented by the scintillating accompaniment of pianist Karen Kingsley. Renaissance masterpieces include the popular Miserere by Allegri and two sumptuous 8-part motets by Orlando di Lasso – Tristis et anima mea and Ave regina coelorum. Unaccompanied works from 19th and 20th Century European composers include treasures by Poulenc (Salve Regina), Bruckner (Os Justi and Ave Maria), Rachmaninov (Bogoroditsye Dyevo) and Rheinberger (Abendlied). The Cantique de Jean Racine by Fauré, accompanied by Karen Kingsley, completes this choral feast for the matchless acoustic of The Church of the Holy Spirit.