Tenebrae

Sun 9 Jun 8pm

From £5.00 to £30.00

Blythburgh Church

Part of Aldeburgh Festival

Sunday 9 June 2019 - 8.00pm

Priority booking for Annual Donors from Tuesday 15 January, Friends from Tuesday 29 January, and Advanced Booking list (including e-ABL) from Tuesday 12 February. General booking opens on Tuesday 19 February at 10am. Find out more about joining us and priority booking.

Nigel Short director

Byrd Mass for 4 Voices 17’
Ne irascaris Domine 9’
Tallis Lamentations I & II 20’
De Monte Super flumina Babylonis 5’
James MacMillan Tenebrae Responsories 20’

Tallis and Byrd had to navigate carefully through the religious turmoil of Tudor England – achieving royal patronage while their fellow Catholics were being treated as enemies of the state.

400 years later, James MacMillan works with more freedom, combining his Catholic faith with a passionate interest in earthly politics. His responsories, full of energy and urgency, intersperse the works of his predecessors.

Photo credit: Sim Canetty-Clarke