Newbury Spring Festival
Sponsored by: The Sackler Trust and The Greenwood Trust
Supported by: Friends of Newbury Spring Festival

(c) Roger Cable

Douai Abbey

Ex Cathedra

In 40 Parts

Saturday 19th May, Douai Abbey Upper Woolhampton RG7 5TQ
7.30pm (ends approx 9.15pm)


This event is currently sold out - please telephone the Box Office (0845 5218 218) to be added to the waiting list.




Jeffrey Skidmore choral director


Alec Roth  Sol Justitiae
Tallis         Spem in alium
Tallis         Te lucis ante terminum
Alec Roth  Earthrise
Striggio     Ecce beatam lucem
Tallis         The Eighth Tune – God grant we grace
Gabriel Jackson  Sanctum est verum lumen
Tallis         The Third Tune – Why fumeth in fight
Tallis         Sing and glorify heaven’s high majesty


Leading UK chamber choir Ex Cathedra and their conductor Jeffrey Skidmore return to Douai Abbey to perform a stunning programme that includes no fewer than four 40-part pieces from both Elizabethan ages in celebration of Newbury Spring Festival’s 40th anniversary.


Two of the works have been written especially for Ex Cathedra, including Alec Roth’s breathtaking Earthrise, inspired by the famous image taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts, which pays homage to Tallis’ iconic model Spem in alium – soaring, uplifting, remarkable and truly monumental.


"One of Britain’s very best choirs." New York Times


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