The reign of King Charles II was an era of excess, of celebration, and some of the most glorious music ever written in these isles. We return to Saffron Hall to sing our way back to the musical world of the Restoration: a world of prayer and jubilation, saints and lovers, sweetness and sorrow, all set to music of unparalleled beauty and grace.
This concert will feature 8 singers and 15 instrumentalists.
Harry Christophers conductor
Hear my prayer
O solitude, my sweetest choice Z.406
Lord, how long wilt thou be angry?
Pavan a 4 in G minor Z.752
Plung’d in the confines of despair Z.142
Cecilia Ode 1683 ‘Welcome to all the pleasures’
In thee O Lord do I put my trust
From silent shades and the Elysian groves
Of all the instruments that are (Catch no. 23)
Welcome Song 1683 ‘From hardy climes’