25th January 2023 – 7.30pm

(Postponed from November)

St Sophia’s Cathedral in Bayswater

Nearest tube Bayswater on the Circle/District line or Queensgate on the Central Line

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Canticum returns to the Orthodox splendor of St. Sophia’s in Bayswater for a programme of Latin antiphon settings, moving from the Middle Ages with Hildegard of Bingen and Pérotin to the great Renaissance masters Tallis, Palestrina, Lassus, Byrd, Victoria and Lobo. The concert concludes with a contemporary work, Keith Roberts’ monumental Veni, the seven Great O Antiphons sung in the run-up to Christmas and recorded by the choir in 2003.



Hildegard von Bingen – O quam mirabilis est

Lassus – Ave Regina caelorum

Byrd – O admirabile commertium

Victoria – Regina caeli

Lobbo – Audivi Vocem De Caelo

Byrd – Hodie Simon Petrus

Palestrina  – Alma redemptoris mater

Perotin – Beata viscera II


Keith – Roberts Veni

Mark Forkgen – Conductor

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