The Gaudete Singers is a small group of about 20 - 30 singers. We perform a range of different styles, from Palestrina to Arvo Pärt.
The Gaudete Singers are directed by David Leigh.
Please like and share our facebook page. We also have a new soundcloud page where you can hear extracts from our previous concerts.
|Loquebantur variis linguis||Thomas Tallis (1505–1585)|
|O Magnum Mysterium||William Byrd (1542–1623)|
|Sing joyfully||William Byrd|
|When David Heard||Thomas Tomkins (1573–1656)|
|When David Heard||Thomas Weelkes (1575–1623)|
|Hosanna to the Son of David||Thomas Weelkes|
|Gloria in excelsis Deo||Thomas Weelkes|
|O Praise the Lord all ye heathen||Thomas Weelkes|
|O Lord in thy wrath||Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625)|
|O clap your hands together||Orlando Gibbons|
Our concert last year centred on the music of the 16th century by Richard Dering and Peter Philips, both of whom fell out of favour with Queen Elizabeth I and left England for continental Catholic countries.
This programme of polyphony of the same period was written by a group of English musicians who stayed and composed throughout the English Reformation. The changes in the liturgy brought on by the Protestant faith had a huge effect on the music written for the now established church. Most was sung in English rather than Latin and of a different style to their continental counterparts.
In this concert you will hear two contrasting settings of When David Heard by Weelkes and Tomkins, a wonderful 12-part setting of O Praise the Lord all ye heathen by Tomkins amongst other gems. One of these is an 8-part setting of Psalm 47 O clap your hands written by Gibbons for the ceremony when he became a Doctor of Music at Oxford.
This wonderful programme will be heard to good effect in the sympathetic acoustic of the Lady Chapel in St Patrick's Cathedral, so come and relax into the soundscape of the 16th century.
We hope to see you on 19th November and please join us for a glass of wine after the concert (included in the ticket price).