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Sacred & Profane (Martin Randall Choral Day)

Music by J.S. Bach, Britten and Pärt in an architectural masterpiece of the Gothic Revival.

Sacred & Profane (Martin Randall Choral Day)
Sacred & Profane (Martin Randall Choral Day)

Time & Location

Jun 05, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

London, 18 Brooke St, London EC1N 7RD, UK

About the Event

Martin Randall London Choral Days are unique and very special events, presenting professional choral ensembles in beautiful and little-visited buildings. They take the form of a sequence of three concerts interspersed with spoken commentary, walks between the venues, and a good lunch.

Our concert can only be booked as part of the whole-day event (£250). This includes a two-course lunch and afternoon refreshments; exclusive admission to three concerts; programme booklet; the services of members of staff.

Programme: 

Arvo Pärt Virgencita 

William Byrd Miserere mihi, Domine 

J. S. Bach Jesu, meine Freude 

Arvo Pärt O Holy Father Nicholas 

Benjamin Britten Sacred and Profane

St Alban the Martyr is a masterpiece of the Gothic Revival – two masterpieces, for it was built in two phases a hundred years apart. William Butterfield created a powerful design, massy, assertive and stridently polychromatic. Soon after opening in 1862 it became notorious as a centre of high-church ritualism. Only the western parts survived bombing in 1941, and the nave and chancel were built to a different design by Adrian Scott (grandson of George Gilbert) – lofty, light-hued and serene, the finest post-war Gothic construction in London.

'It's a wonderful day, superbly organised, with excellent choirs, very interesting churches and a good lunch.'

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