After the success of the Boxgrove Choral Festival 2021, we’re excited to see what it looks like on screen!
We are delighted to be presenting the Festival online for the first time, bringing the beautiful Boxgrove Priory to a far wider audience than ever before. We love performing in this space with its glorious architecture and fantastic acoustics for choral singing.
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Online Series SchedulePremiering September 2021
Renaissance Late Concert
Sunday 12th September, 7pm Episode 1 Available until 15 November 2021
Boxgrove Priory’s acoustics are particularly good for renaissance polyphony. Last time, we sang a masterpiece from England. This time, it’s the turn of the Spanish school, and what a wealth of exquisite music there is to choose from!
- Lamentations for Holy Saturday – Alonso Lobo
- Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday – Tomas Luis da Victoria
This performance is the first to use a brand new critical edition of the Victoria by Italian scholar Enrico Correggia.
This event is generously supported by Angel Early Music, with our grateful thanks.
Helen Charlston mezzo soprano Michael Craddock baritone Alexander Soares piano
Sunday 19th September, 7pm Episode 2 Available until 15 November 2021
We couldn’t be more excited to be presenting the hugely successful lockdown project, Isolation Songbook!
Newly announced BBC New Generation Artist, the mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston, together with baritone Michael Craddock and pianist Alexander Soares will perform a selection from the songbook, a set of pieces they commissioned over lockdown in 2020 dealing with various moods and emotions brought up by the pandemic.
Organ Recital (Joseph Wicks)
Thursday 23rd September, 7pm Episode 3 Available until 15 November 2021
In what has become a regular fixture, Joseph Wicks returns to the organ bench to give an uplifting recital on Boxgrove Priory’s extremely beautiful 2-manual Hill organ.
Featuring music from the 17th-20th centuries from Germany, France and England, a real variety of music is on offer and hopefully will demonstrate what can be done with a small but perfectly formed instrument.
- Fuga sopra il Magnificat BWV 733 – Bach
- Fantazia of foure parts – Gibbons
- Prelude & Fugue in F minor – Dupré
- Sonate No 2 – Hindemith
- Five Short Pieces – Whitlock
Sunday 26th September, 7pm Episode 4 Available until 15 November 2021
The culmination of the Boxgrove Choral Festival. Our programme focuses on themes reflection, mourning, hope and joy, hopefully encapsulating some of the emotional whirlwind we’ve all been through during the past 18 months.
From funeral music by Howells to ecstatic music for Easter by MacMillan, there is something for everyone in this concert.
- Take him, earth, for cherishing – Herbert Howells
- Three Prayers of Dietrich Bonhoeffer – Philip Moore
- Eternal light, shine into our hearts – Neil Cox
- Ecce vicit leo – Peter Philips
- Ave Maria – Gustav Holst
- Ave Maria – Franz Biebl
- Christus vincit – James MacMillan
- Vox dicentis – Bernard Naylor