Contrapunctus: Purcell & the Chapel Royal

Submitted by Contrapunctus on February 9, 2024 - 21:26

Venue, Timing and Cost

Venue: 
Chapel of The Queen's College, Oxford
Date(s): 
Saturday, 24 February 2024
Timing: 
19.30-21.00
Cost: 
£25/£5

At the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660, following the English Civil War, the recreated Chapel Royal became once again one of the greatest choirs in Europe. Its finest composers were Henry Purcell and John Blow, both trained as choristers in the Chapel and then appointed as its organists. Both of them also wrote Latin motets, probably composed for the Catholic Chapel of Queen Catherine of Braganza at St James’ Palace. Contrapunctus presents some of their sacred masterworks, including Purcell’s famous music for the funeral of King Charles II.

I was glad (Henry Purcell)
Funeral Sentences (Purcell)
Beati omnes (Purcell)
How doth the city sit solitary (Matthew Locke)

Interval

Salvator mundi (John Blow)
Jehova quam multi sunt hostes (Purcell)
O dive custos (Purcell)
Gloria Patri qui creavit nos (Blow)

Further Information

Contact Details: 

Chapel of The Queen's College, Oxford, OX1 4AW
Tickets: https://www.contrapunctus.org.uk/tickets

Performance
Music

Adults