Passiontide at Merton: Miserere

Date: Saturday 5 April 2014
Time: 21:30
Merton College Chapel

Ensemble 45
Will Dawes Conductor

Lent Prose Chant
Miserere Allegri
Crucem tuam Chant
O vos omnes Vaughan Williams
Christus factus est pro nobis Chant
Lamentations I Tallis
Miserere Chant
Miserere MacMillan

In this juxtaposition of works from the renaissance and the modern day, Oxford-based chamber choir, E45, presented two settings of text from the Lamentations of Jeremiah alongside two powerful settings of Psalm 51 - the Miserere. Whilst the music is imprecatory, it also creates an overriding feeling of contemplation, hope, and optimism.