Land of pope and glory

Armonico Consort explores the musical heritage inspired by the papacy through the extraordinary stories and choral works of Italy’s greatest Renaissance church composers who, as guest narrators, reveal fascinating tales of incredible leadership and faithfulness, balanced with those as hilariously absurd as they are shocking! Joined by the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, groups of choirs and soloists will be placed around the beautiful venues illustrating the stories with music from the greatest Italian church composers, including Allegri, Gabrieli and Monteverdi. Programme includes:

Allegri Miserere Mei
Gabrieli In Ecclesiis
Gabrieli Omnes Gentes à 16
Gabrieli Audite Principes à 16
Monteverdi Lauda Jerusalem & Magnificat fromVespers of 1610
Monteverdi Beatus Vir
Palestrina Credo & Agnus Dei Missa Papae Marcelli
Palestrina Tu es Petrus
Gabrieli Magnificat à 14

Armonico Consort & Baroque Players
Director | Christopher Monks
The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble
Narrators | Oz Clarke (28 September and 1 October) | Timothy West (4 October) | Martyn Lewis (23 November)

Dates & venues
Sat 28 September, 7.30pm – WARWICK, Collegiate Church of St Mary | 01926 334418
Tue 1 October, 7.30pm – YEOVIL, Octagon Theatre
Fri 4 October, 7.30pm – MALVERN, Malvern Theatres
Sat 23 November, 8pm – LONDON, Wimbledon International Festival, Sacred Heart Church, SW19 4LU 0333 666 3366



Featuring AC Academy and Voice Squad Choirs
The world’s most famous vocal group give a rare UK performance of repertoire from their most recent recording and trademark close harmony. The concert’s centrepiece is the premiere of a vocal symphony, specially-commissioned from Armonico Consort’s composer-in-residence Toby Young, sung by the combined voices of the King’s Singers, 300 AC Academy and Voice Squad singers.

The King’s Singers
AC Academy Singers
Voice Squad Choirs
Director | Christopher Monks
Composer | Toby Young

Dates & venues
Thu 10 October, 7pm – SOLIHULL, Bushell Hall, Solihull School | 01926 334418
Fri 11 October, 7pm – COVENTRY, Warwick Arts Centre | 024 7652 4524


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Photo caption: The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble.