In Times of Distress

  • Fri

    Concert: In Times Of Distress


    Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge

    Our return to Cambridge to perform in Trinity College Chapel for the first time, the home of many of its members! Returning to the choir’s inaugural concert title, In Times of Distress, a new programme of old and modern works was presented, including a complete performance of John Sheppard’s Media vita in morte sumus. 

    • Judas Mercator pessimus – Carlo Gesualdo
    • Judas Mercator pessimus – Owain Park
    • Five Spirituals from ‘A Child Of Our Time’ – Sir Michael Tippett
    • Media vita in morte sumus – John Sheppard

    The Beaufort Singers, conducted by Joseph Wicks

  • Wed

    In Times of Distress

    St John's College Chapel, Cambridge

    Our inaugural concert proved to be seminal for us in various ways. We premiered ‘For The Fallen’ by Owain Park at the start of the programme, thus beginning our commitment to new music.

    The programme also featured the work of two other contemporary British composers Philip Moore & Sir James MacMillan, paired with Pizzetti and Tavener as well the famous ‘Negro Spirituals’ from Tippett’s A Child of our Time. Performed in anticipation of Remembrance Day 2016, it was through the lens of this emotionally charged aesthetic that our fresh, intense and powerful sound was born.

    • For the Fallen (world premiere performance) – Owain Park
    • Three Prayers of Dietrich Bonhoeffer – Philip Moore
    • Five Spirituals from ‘A Child Of Our Time’ – Sir Michael Tippett
    • Requiem aeternam & Kyrie from ‘Requiem’ – Ildebrando Pizzetti
    • Tenebrae Responsories – Sir James MacMillan
    • The Peace that surpasseth understanding – Sir John Tavener

    The Beaufort Singers
    Organ: Owain Park
    Conductor: Joseph Wicks