Visit the magnificent St Edmundsbury Cathedral for a performance by the ORA Singers marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The programme celebrates glorious choral works written during both Elizabethan periods, pairing pieces composed in the 16th century with 21st-century commissions inspired by them.

The concert begins with O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth, an iconic piece by William Byrd, and ends with Bob Chilcott’s newly commissioned work with the same title. The programme also includes the choral dances from Benjamin Britten’s opera Gloriana, written in 1953 to celebrate the coronation of Elizabeth II, and taking as its subject the life of Elizabeth I.

Byrd:
O Lord, Make Thy Servant Elizabeth (3)
Roxanna Panufnik:
Kyrie after Byrd (first performance) (4)
Byrd:
Sing Joyfully (2)
Britten:
Hymn to St Cecilia (10)
Tallis:
If Ye Love Me (2)
Joanna Marsh:
All Shall Be Well (first performance) (6)
Britten:
Rosa Mystica (2)
Britten:
O Deus, Ego Amp Te (2)
Byrd:
Praise the Lord, All Ye Gentiles (3)
Britten:
Gloriana Dances (10)
Richard Allain:
If Music Be the Food of Love (5)
Gibbons:
Long Live Fair Oriana (3)
Hilton:
Fair Oriana, beauty’s queen (2)
Áine Mallon:
new work (first performance, Britten Pears Arts commission) (5)
John Rutter:
Be Not Afeard (3)
Johnson:
Come, blessed Byrd (3)
Bob Chilcott:
O Lord, Make Thy Servant Elizabeth (first performance) (3)

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