In 40 Parts – Nottingham Classics

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Sunday, 18 Nov 2018 7:30pm

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

In 40 Parts

Ex Cathedra
Jeffrey Skidmore conductor

 

Tallis Spem in alium
Striggio Ecce beatam lucem
Jackson Sanctum est verum lumen (2005)
Roth Earthrise (2010)
Tallis Sing and glorify

 

 

A rare chance to hear Thomas Tallis’ soaring, uplifting, truly monumental Spem in alium as just one of five 40-part pieces in this concert for the Nottingham Classics season at the Royal Concert Hall. It’s the iconic model for two pieces written for Ex Cathedra by Gabriel Jackson and Alec Roth. Roth’s breathtaking Earthrise is inspired by the famous photograph of the same name, taken 50 years ago by the Apollo 8 crew.

 

Ex Cathedra: SHARED GROUND Earthrise | Hymn to Gaia | Ponticelli Alec Roth, Vikram SethWe came all this way to explore the moon and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth” (Bill Anders, Apollo 8 astronaut)

 

Listen to excerpts and buy the CD of Earthrise here.

 

Part of Season for Change.

 


 

Tickets from £10-£24.50

£2 fee for online bookings or £3 for phone & counter sales applies per transaction.

 

Group rate available on 15+ tickets

School rate available

 

Book via the link above or call the Royal Concert Hall box office on 0115 989 5555.

 


 

“The Birmingham-based choir Ex Cathedra shines like a beacon on the British musical scene… with a polished intensity of which few other English choirs are capable… Fabulous though it was to hear both versions, Latin and English, of Tallis’ Spem in alium, sung with the choir’s usual brilliance and perfect intonation, the triumph of this concert was written for Ex Cathedra by Alec Roth.” (Church Times)

 

“Thomas Tallis’ famous Spem in alium was naturally the keystone, surging and pulsating … the goodie here was Alec Roth’s four-movement Earthrise, almost a choral symphony, exploiting so many vocal resources for infinitely pure musical ends, and consummately delivered by Skidmore’s amazing choristers.” (Birmingham Post)

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