Thomas Tallis’s motet “Spem in Alium” is an extraordinary piece of music. Each of the forty voice parts has its own individual personality, and they come together to create an overall effect of astonishing complexity, with ever-shifting kaleidoscopic colour. The effect is like looking at the skies on a clear night as the eye takes in individual stars, constellations and the whole complex structure of the heavens. Where better to hear this masterpiece than in the architectural splendour of Durham Cathedral, where Durham Singers give a rare live performance in their concert on 6 April.
The choir also perform Herbert Howells’s deeply moving and personal Requiem, under the direction of Francesca Massey, and other works for unaccompanied choir by Tallis and Vaughan Williams.
Tickets available online from www.durham-singers.org, in person from Durham Music Shop, High Street, Langley Moor, from choir members or on the door.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£15.00 per person per day|
|Student and under 25's||£10.00 per person per day|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
|Season (6 Apr 2019)|