The Choicest Music of the Kingdom: London

18 October 2021 7pm Temple Church Tickets: £10 - 45(Booking Fees Apply)

For our return to Temple Church we present a celebration of sacred Tudor choral music. Whilst this period historically is renowned for its political and religious turmoil, the music that has survived bears no sign of this and is instead intricately beautiful and graciously harmonious.


The Sixteen
Harry Christophers conductor


Plainsong Veni creator spiritus
Byrd Laudibus in sanctis | This sweet and merry month of May | Come woeful Orpheus | Haec dies | Infelix ego
Fayrfax Eternae laudis lilium
Morley April is in my mistress’ face | Phyllis, I fain would die now | My bonny lass she smileth
Gibbons The Silver Swan | Hosanna to the Son of David
Ramsey When David heard that Absalon was slain | Almighty and everlasting God we humbly beseech thee | How are the mighty fallen
Weelkes Hosanna to the Son of David
Tomkins When David heard that Absalon was slain

This concert is generously supported by the Quadrant Circle: Bruce Harris, Michel Kallipetis QC, Luke Parsons QC, Lionel Persey QC and The Brian Mitchell Charitable Settlement