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(Featherston) Alone To Sacrifice - Music for Holy Week

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This ticket is for our concert in Featherston. For the Wellington event, please click here. 

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Join the Tudor Consort in our commemoration of Holy Week. This year our programme is based around Sir James MacMillan’s powerful ’Cantos Sagrados’, a setting of three poems on political repression, violence, and redemption in Latin America. This is explored further in Hubert Parry's 'Lord, Let Me Know Mine End', written at the end of Parry's life against the brutal backdrop of the First World War. Widely recognised as a choral masterpiece, this work grapples with the fleeting nature of life and the search for meaning and hope in conflict.

We continue reflections on conflict and grief through two settings of 'When David Heard' - the moment King David hears that his beloved son Absalom has been killed in battle. The theme of sacrifice is explored in Kenneth Leighton’s ‘Solus ad Victimam’, and we round out the programme with Lenten works by Byrd, Gibbons, Purcell and Weelkes. 

About us:

The Tudor Consort, directed by Michael Stewart, is a vocal chamber ensemble specialising in the intersection between early music and contemporary works. We have released several commercial recordings and toured internationally, earning silver medals at the 35th and 37th International Choral Competitions. We also frequently collaborate with the NZSO and Orchestra Wellington.   

Directed by Michael Stewart

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