Timothy Murphy

Bass Baritone

In the Dark – Platinum Consort

In the Dark – Platinum Consort

The Holy Week liturgies have provoked some of the most potent and emotional compositions of all time. In The Dark presents “some of the most powerful and poignant choral music to come from the western world”,  including James MacMillan’s stunning Miserere and specially commissioned works by Richard Bates, Platinum’s composer in residence. These contemporary works are juxtaposed – yet inextricably linked – with choral music by Lassus, Victoria, Purcell and Lotti. The title work, Bates’ In The Dark, encapsulates the poignancy of Holy Week, with a new setting of the Tudor poem You that have spent the silent night by George Gascoigne (1525-1577).

Straight in at #13 in the Specialist Classical Chart. In The Dark reached #6 in the UK iTunes and Amazon Classical Charts, and also featured in the US chart.

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