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19 November 2017 Concert

The Gaudete Singers directed by David Leigh

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.

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When David Heard

Music by Tallis, Byrd, Tomkins, Weelkes and Gibbons

The Gaudete Singers directed by David Leigh
Sunday 19th November 8pm
The Lady Chapel, St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin 8
Tickets: €15 available on the door, conc. €10, students €5 with ID, all including a glass of wine/soft drink afterwards.


Loquebantur variis linguisThomas Tallis (1505–1585)
O Magnum Mysterium William Byrd (1542–1623)
Sing joyfullyWilliam Byrd
When David HeardThomas Tomkins (1573–1656)
When David HeardThomas Weelkes (1575–1623)
Hosanna to the Son of DavidThomas Weelkes
Gloria in excelsis DeoThomas Weelkes
O Praise the Lord all ye heathenThomas Weelkes
O Lord in thy wrathOrlando Gibbons (1583–1625)
O clap your hands togetherOrlando 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).

Contact us at gaudetesingers@gmail.com