Gorecki Totus tuus | Parsons Ave Maria | Bruckner Ave Maria | Stravinsky Ave Maria | Britten Hymn to the virgin | Rebecca Clarke Ave Maria
Grieg Ave Maris stella | Bax Mater ora filium | Owain Park Ave maris stella | Tavener Mother of God, here I stand | Sister Sulpitia Cesis Stabat mater
Chant Tota pulchra es Maria | Verdi Laudi alla Vergine Maria | Chant Ave Regina Coelorum
Swayne Magnificat | Chant Salve Regina Chant | Poulenc Salve Regina | Margaret Rizza Ave generosa
Award-winning choir Tenebrae returns to the Hall with a wide-ranging programme of music composed for the Virgin Mary. Over the centuries, the Queen of Heaven has inspired countless artists to create some of their most exquisite masterpieces, and this collection is one of dramatic contrasts. The richness of Verdi and Grieg is juxtaposed with the serenity of Gregorian chant, and Parsons’ sixteenth-century setting of the Ave Maria sits alongside Bruckner’s high Romantic interpretation of the same text. A rare performance of Arnold Bax’s Mater ora filium is a particular highlight.
Travel & Dining
Purchase discounted parking (evening concerts only) and reduced price Metrolink tram tickets along with your concert tickets.