The Purcell Singers are thrilled to have been invited back to Brighton Festival once again, for a special late-night concert on Friday 13 May at St. Bartholomew's Church.
In contrast to their 2009 performance - the UK premiere of Tarik O'Regan's <em>The Ecstatsies Above</em> with The Brodsky Quartet - this late night concert will see The Purcell Singers return to the Festival in a capella form to perform music by Thomas Tallis, Gregorio Allegri, Vytautis Miškinis, Henryk Górecki and Arvo Pärt.
To complement Janet Cardiff's The Forty Part Motet installation at Fabrica, The Purcell Singers will give a live performance of Tallis's staggering forty-part masterpiece Spem in Alium in the beautiful candlelit setting of St Bartholomew's Church, Brighton.
The concert will also feature Allegri's equally iconic Miserere Mei, and these early sacred works will be contrasted with contemporary choral works by Górecki, Pärt and Miškinis.
The concert will start at 10pm and last approximately 65 minutes.
Tickets are sold out for this concert - please see Brighton Festival website for further details.
Forty Notes is a forty day countdown to the opening of The Forty Part Motet, with a new thought or idea every day inspired by the forthcoming sound installation.