Choir Concert at Tewkesbury Abbey

Date: Friday 26 July 2019
Time: 19:45
Venue
Tewkesbury Abbey, Church St, Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ

Choir of Merton College, Oxford
Bristol Ensemble
Benjamin Nicholas conductor

Programme

Judith Weir Ave Regina Caelorum
Dobrinka Tabakova Alma redemptoris mater
James MacMillan Miserere
Arvo Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Gabriel Jackson Countless and wonderful are the ways to praise God
James MacMillan Seven Last Words from the Cross

The choir of Merton College celebrates Sir James MacMillan's 60th birthday year with his spellbinding masterpiece Seven Last Words from the Cross, an immensely moving account of the final moments of Christ's crucifixion. A selection of reflective works from some of Britain's finest choral composers opens the concert, with the first half culminating in Gabriel Jackson's vivid and jubilant motet.

Part of the Three Choirs Festival.