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A very English Reformation
Don’t miss this special concert by the Choir of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal to mark the 'Luther 500' anniversary. Henry VIII’s magnificent chapel is an authentic 16th century space where we can begin to understand the impact of the European Reformation on English church music.
The concert follows the appearance of the Choir in BBC 4’s documentary ‘Lucy Worsley: Elizabeth I’s Battle for God’s Music’, which focused on the creation of Choral Evensong in the wake of the Reformation.
The Chapel Royal, ‘the cradle of English church music’, continues the long tradition of worship and finest music making. Counting Thomas Tallis and William Byrd among its past members, it proudly presents a feast of music - including Tallis’ 'Hear the voice and prayer', extracts from his 'Missa Puer natus est nobis', and 'Byrd’s O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth', alongside the new work 'Hier stehe ich', by David Lewiston-Sharpe, commisioned by the Chapels Royal for this anniversary.
Choir of the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace
Carl Jackson, Director of Music
Rufus Frowde, Organ
This event is created in collaboration with the Choir of the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace and the Choral Foundation, www.chapelroyal.org/choralfoundation.html