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A feast of Renaissance choral classics to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of William Cecil.

This concert celebrates the 500th anniversary of the birth of William Cecil, Lord Burghley, the driving force behind Queen Elizabeth I’s reign for four decades. Appointed High Steward of Westminster in 1561 it is fitting that a celebration of music from his era should be held in St Margaret’s Church. We will perform a selection of sacred Tudor choral pieces, some of which will have been commissioned by Lord Burghley or his son themselves.

PROGRAMME

  • Tallis

    Tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter
  • Byrd

    Miserere mihi Domine
  • Morley

    My bonny lass she smileth
  • Sheppard

    Libera nos I and II
  • Byrd

    O Lord, make thy servant, Elizabeth
  • Sheppard

    O happy dames
  • Byrd

    Laudibus in sanctis
  • Tallis

    O sacrum convivium
  • Tallis

    Loquebantur variis linguis
  • Byrd

    This sweet and merry month of May
  • Morley

    April is in my mistress’ face
  • Cornysh

    Ah Robyn
  • Tallis / Byrd

    Miserere nostri

Meet the Performers

Alexandra Kidgell

Soprano

Meet the Performers

Alexandra Kidgell

Soprano

Venue details

St Margaret’s Westminster

St Margaret St London SW1P 3JX

St. Margaret's, known as 'the Church on Parliament Square', is a 12th-century church next to Westminster Abbey.

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