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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.

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

Time & Location

Jun 05, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

St Alban the Martyr, 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.


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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