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Tenebrae: Music for Holy Week from Rome

Saturday 23 March at 7.30pm


The Chapter House, York Minster by candlelight

Tickets: £15, £12 (concessions), £5 (students on the door)


Music from sixteenth-century Rome - the height of the Renaissance - by Victoria, Palestrina, Allegri and Lotti.  The services for Holy Week prompted composers to respond with some of their most expressive music, and we will be performing Allegri’s mesmerising setting of Miserere, Lotti’s poignant Crucifixus and Victoria’s Lamentations and Responsories.  During the service of Tenebrae, candles are extinguished one by one, representing Jesus’ disciples leaving his side.  During this concert, the candlelight will be gradually extinguished until the choir perform in complete darkness - a stunning experience and unique way to listen to this magnicent music.






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