Sancta Maria

Saturday 14 March at 7:30
St Cross Church, Winchester

The programme included:

Tallis - Salve intermerata
Victoria - Ne timeas Maria
Byrd - Ecce Virgo concipiet
Morales - Ecce Virgo concipiet
Sandstrom - Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
MacMillan - Seinte Maria moder milde
Richard Allain - Cana's Guest
Palestrina - Stabat mater
Palestrina - Assumpta es Maria
Morales - Exsaltata est sancta
Rautavaara - Canticum Marie Virginis

director - Katherine Dienes-Williams

Tickets prices: £16
(concessions £14; children 17 and under £5)

>>Looking further ahead...

Mary, Mother of Jesus. Throughout the ages, choral works have been written concerning aspects of Mary's life and her role as mother of Jesus Christ. Through music and reflection, our concert explored seven different aspects of this: The Nativity of Mary, The Annunciation, the Nativity of Jesus, Mary's role in Jesus' ministry, Mary at the Cross, the Assumption and the adoration of Mary.

Canon Dr. Andrew Bishop, Chaplain to the University of Surrey, led reflections, interspersed with choral items from Thomas Tallis' florid setting of '
Salve intemerata' to Giovanni di Palestrina's 'Stabat Mater', from James Macmillan's 'Seinte Mari, moder milde', to Einojuhani Rautavaara's 'Canticum Mariae virginis'. This was a heady mix of music from the Renaissance to the present day, and showed something of the veneration accorded to the Blessed Virgin Mary throughout the ages.