JCS presents music for a Penitential season, including joining forces with percussionist Henry Fynn for the World Première of Giles Swayne’s ‘St Sepulchre’s Bell’ – plus the UK Première of Gregory Rose’s ‘Stabat Mater’ – performed with tubular bells!
St Sepulchre is named in the nursery rhyme Oranges and Lemons as the “bells of Old Bailey”. Between the 17th and 19th centuries, the clerk of St Sepulchre’s was responsible for ringing a handbell outside the cell of condemned prisoners in the adjacent Newgate Prison the night before execution and reciting the stern text that inspires Giles Swayne’s work.
The concert also features settings of the ‘Miserere’ by Allegri, Kodály and Alexander Campkin and other works by Anerio, Palestrina, Tavener, Victoria and David Mitcham.
We are delighted to be performing in the ‘Actors’ Church’ – St Paul’s Covent Garden – on 21st February.