Taverner - Missa Gloria tibi trinitas

Contrapunctus, Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford, Owen Rees
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20:00 - 21:15
The Queen’s College
High Street
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The Chapel of The Queen’s College

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£5 Students / £20
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Come and hear early-music consort Contrapunctus alongside The Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford in a performance of John Taverner’s masterwork, the Missa Gloria tibi trinitas, as well as a variety of the composer's motets. The groups' recording of this repertoire, led by Owen Rees, received a Diapason d’or in January 2020, and the accompanying review comments: ‘The alternation of top-flight soloists and a perfect choir here produces marvels … A triumph of the English choral tradition at its best.’

Experience the dramatic contrasts in Taverner's virtuosic writing: intimate passages for solo voices set against full-bodied calls to rejoice from all 40 singers. The virtuosic Missa Gloria tibi trinitas has pride of place in the Forrest-Heyther partbooks (in the Bodleian Library, Oxford), and might well have been heard on Trinity Sunday in the chapel of Cardinal Wolsey’s palace at Hampton Court.

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