Chamber Choir

A Traveller's Notebook

25th anniversary concert

Thursday 7 November 2019, 19:30 - 21:30
St Andrew Holbornmap ]
5 St Andrew Street
London EC4A 3AF

Orlando Chamber Choir
Lucy Goddard, director
Chelys Consort of Viols

Join us to celebrate our 25th anniversary with a year-long journey of sound during which we’ll experience the musical seasons throughout Europe.

We’ll set out in spring, the season of the choir’s first concert a quarter-century ago, and sing farewell to the English countryside with songs by Wilbye and Morley. Around Advent or Christmas our choral coach should have reached Germany to prize the heavenly harmonies of our hosts Praetorius, Schütz and Hassler – after which our itinerary leads to Italy for some carnivalesque counterpoint by Gabrieli, Willaert and Banchieri. Our party’s procession proceeds to Spain for luscious sounds of Lent by Lobo, Guerrero and De Victoria, and then venite! Easter is in Venice where Gabrieli, Croce and Di Lasso supply a sumptuous soundscape – before Byrd beckons us back to Britain to arrive, exhausted but exhilarated, in time for the subsequent spring.

We are proud to be joined on this journey by our anniversary travel companions, the Chelys Consort of Viols, who will pull all their festive strings for added celebratory sonority. There may be balloons and bubbles, and we’ve heard rumours of a large interval cake.

What a journey it has been! What a journey it will be! Join us! Venite!


John Wilbye (1574 - 1638)
Sweet honey-sucking bees
Thomas Morley (1557 - 1602)
Hard by a crystal fountain
Michael Praetorius (1571 - 1621)
Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her
Hieronymus Praetorius (1560 - 1629)
Angelus ad pastores ait
Heinrich Schütz (1585 - 1672)
Der Engel sprach zu den Hirten
Hans Leo Hassler (1564 - 1612)
Verbum caro factum est
William Byrd (c.1540 - 1623)
O God that guides the cheerful sun
Andrea Gabrieli (c.1532 - 1585)
Vieni, vieni, Himeneo
Adrian Willaert (c.1490 - 1562)
Cingari simo venit' a giocare
Adriano Banchieri (1568 - 1634)
Contraponto bestiale alla mente
Alonso Lobo (1555 - 1617)
Vivo ego, dicit Dominus
Francisco Guerrero (1528 - 1599)
Ave regina coelorum
Tomás Luis de Victoria (c.1548 - 1611)
Pueri Hebraeorum
Giovanni Gabrieli (c.1554 - 1612)
Surrexit pastor bonus a 10
Angelus Domini descendit
Giovanni Croce (1557 - 1609)
Regina coeli a 8
Orlando di Lasso (c.1532 - 1594)
Aurora lucis rutilat
William Byrd (c.1540 - 1623)
Christ rising again