Spanning the Centuries

For many people, there is one piece of music which quintessentially suggests the ethereal and spiritual side of human existence and that is the hauntingly beautiful ‘Miserere’ by Antonio Allegri.  There is the famous story that although the Vatican forbade the music being published (they wanted to keep it exclusively in St. Peter’s), after one single hearing, Mozart was able to write it down from memory after he got home.  Thanks to that(!) we can now all buy copies and Amici will be singing this lovely work at our next concert.

Again, for many people the works of John Rutter speak eloquently of higher things and also in that concert we will be presenting his beautiful setting of the Requiem.  The programme will also contain works by Rubbra, Lotti and perhaps Tallis – the exact repertoire is still being settled.  Whatever, we can promise you an evening of glorious sound, and look forward to seeing you there.

We will be presenting this concert in St. John’s Church, Taunton on Sunday March 31st at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets (£15.00, Students £7.50, under 12s Free) will soon be available at the Taunton Visitor Centre (01823 340470) and via a link on this website.