Music for Ascension

Music for Ascension

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The boys of the London Oratory Schola give a seasonal concert of liturgical repertoire for the Feast of the Ascension. The sumptuous Missa Ascendens Christus by Spanish renaissance composer Tomas Luis da Victoria (c. 1548-1611) is the centrepiece of the programme, and is complemented by a cappella Ascension motets by Peter Philips (c.1560-1628) and Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924). In addition the Schola performs the magnificent 20th century setting of Viri Gallilei by Patrick Gowers (1936-2014) for choir and two organs. Accompanied by Ben Bloor & Graham Thorpe at the organ and directed by Charles Cole. Tickets priced £15 (£10 concessions) available on the door and in advance from Cadogan Hall Box Office tel. 020 7730 4500 or online here.