A

Lentern
Concert

 

Sunday 15th March
at 3.00pm

 

by Renaissance


 

 

PROGRAMME

 

Exultate Justi 

Lodovico Viadana 1560-1627

O nata lux  

If ye love me

Thomas Tallis 1505 – 1585

Reading

 

Call to remembrance         

Richard Farrant c1530-1580

Almighty and everlasting God

Orlando Gibbons 1583-1625

Audience – My song is love unknown

 

Jesu dulcis Memoria

Missa – O Quam Gloriosum

(Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei)

O vos omnes

Tomás Luis de Victoria 1548-1611

 

Reading

 

Lord, let me know mine end

Maurice Greene 1696-1755

Sicut cervus

G P da Palestrina 1525 – 1596

Occuli omnium

God so loved the World

Bob Chilcott

 

Audience – When I survey

Panis Angelicus

César Franck 1822-1890

Renaissance Singers

The group was established in the early 1970s by Reg Bertin, who was a prominent and well-respected music teacher at Eastbourne Grammar School and a popular organist and choirmaster in the town.


There were initially just 8 singers – two in each voice, which made eight-part a capella singing very interesting.


Under Reg's direction the Renaissance Singers were established as one of the leading choirs in Sussex and have always been in great demand.


We specialise in unaccompanied multi-part harmony. Our repertoire covers a complete range of styles including plainsong and chant, motets, madrigals, folk songs throughout the ages, anthems and modern choral pieces.


When Reg retired, his place was taken by Shirley Barrell, who sang Contralto under Reg's baton and, under her direction, the group grew to 15 singers. Since Shirley's recent and untimely death, the baton has now moved again and is safely in the hands of Paul Collins, who sang bass with the choir and is also organist and choirmaster at St Saviour's.