Spem in alium


Spem in alium

This May Thames Chamber Choir celebrates its twentieth anniversary in the magical acoustic of St George’s Bloomsbury – one of London’s most iconic Hawksmoor churches.

Join us for a concert of great choral works, renaissance and modern, including Vaughan-Williams’ powerful and evocative 3 Shakespeare Songs, Jonathan Dove’s spectacularly beautiful The Passing of the Year and Thomas Tallis’s masterful motet for 40 voices – considered by some to be the greatest piece of early English music – Spem in alium.


  • William Byrd: Vigilate
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Sicut cervus
  • Thomas Tallis: God Grant with Grace
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Song of songs – Descendit in hortum nocum
  • William Byrd: Sing joyfully
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Tu es petrus
  • Thomas Tallis: Spem in alium
  • Ralph Vaughan-Williams: 3 Shakespeare songs
  • James Macmillan: O Radiant Dawn
  • Andrew Campling: O be joyful in the Lord
  • Kerry Andrew: Archbishop Parker’s psalm
  • Kristopher Fulton: Llega la hora
  • Jonathan Dove: The Passing of the Year