JESU, MEINE FREUDE
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, OXFORD: Saturday 4th March, 8pm
ST PAUL'S, COVENT GARDEN: Wednesday 15th March, 7:30pm
Schola Cantorum of Oxford, under the direction of James Burton, present two concerts in the magnificent surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral and the elegant St Paul’s, Covent Garden, performing two major masterpieces of the choral repertoire alongside other, reflective works.
J.S. Bach’s heartfelt motet, Jesu, Meine Freude forms the centrepiece of the first half, alongside Sven-David Sandström’s recent Lobet dem Herrn, a response to Bach’s eponymous motet. The choir will also present works by Schütz and Rheinberger under its Conducting Scholar, Gabriella Noble.
In the second half, Francis Poulenc’s ambitious and demanding Mass in G is interspersed with ingenious motets by the renowned French Renaissance composer Jean Mouton, who is thought to have composed music for the meeting of Henry VIII and François I at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520.
Tickets for each event can be purchased online here.