Last month we thoroughly enjoyed performing to a packed Royal Albert Hall as part of the 2022 BBC Proms.
For the evening’s programme we extended our usual numbers to a whopping 48 which included 10 Genesis Sixteen alumni, to undertake Thomas Tallis’ magnificent 40-part motet Spem in alium and Sir James MacMillan’s contemporary companion piece for the same forces, Vidi aquam. The stars of the show were also accompanied by Tallis’ Tudor contemporaries Byrd, Sheppard and Tye, as well as John Tavener’s radiant A Hymn to the Mother of God and Górecki’s hypnotic choral prayer Totus tuus.
This late-night musical meditation was a wonderful example of the Renaissance and the present-day merging in majestic harmony and we were touched to receive some wonderful feedback both from regular concert goers, and first time listeners. We hope concerts such as this will inspire a new generation of singers, musicians and audience members.