Mayfield Festival of Music and the Arts
- Price: From £8
- Date: Sat, May 03, 2014
- Time: 19:30 - 21:30
- Venue: East Sussex
- Location: St Dunstan’s Mayfield Parish Church
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Oxford Camerata (dir. Jeremy Summerly)
Tickets £20, £14, £8
Music from the 12th to the 21st centuries from Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Iceland, and North America.
O vis aeternitatis -Hildegard von Bingen
Gloria from Missa Cantate – John Sheppard
Riu, riu, chiu – 16th-century Spanish villancico
Verbum caro – John Sheppard
Ah, Robin – William Cornysh
Credo from Missa Cantate – John Sheppard
Pange lingua – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
O Lord, arise – Thomas Weelkes
Heyr, himna smiòur – Ρorkell Sigurbjörnsson
Three British Folk Songs – Traditional Scottish, Worcestershire, Northumbrian
O magnum mysterium – Morten Lauridsen
Five Spirituals – arranged Michael Tippett
Upon your heart – Eleanor Daley
Hymn to the Mother of God – John Tavener
Magnificat – Giles Swayne
Since its first concert in Oxford in May 1984 Oxford Camerata has given concerts throughout Europe and has made thirty CD recordings. The core group comprises twelve singers with or without keyboard accompaniment, but for certain projects the choir has been made up of as few as four singers and as many as forty. Within a dozen years of its founding, Oxford Camerata had become regarded as one of the finest ensembles of its type in Europe.
While Oxford Camerata was initially recognised as a specifically early-music group, since the early 1990s the choir has expanded its repertory to include music from Gregorian chant to the present day. Thirty years after its founding, Oxford Camerata remains remarkably close in sound and approach to its conception.
In 2012 Oxford Camerata’s recording of Tallis’s Spem in alium was selected as the best recording of the forty-part motet by BBC Music Magazine. To which the Penguin Guide added: ‘one of the most remarkable recordings of 2005, the performances here are beyond praise’.