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Saturday 28 March 2020

Miserere - Lenten music by Tallis, Allegri and MacMillan  

Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton 

Berkshire RG7 5TQ

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Nonsuch Singers are delighted to be invited back to the unique setting of Douai Abbey with its glorious architecture and acoustic with a programme of music for Lent.


Our programme centres around the Lamentations of Jeramiah set by the 16th century master of polyphony Thomas Tallis, and that other contemporary master of sacred choral writing, James MacMillan. We will perform Macmillan’s stunning Mass (commissioned by Westminster Cathedral in 2000) ‘music of high voltage from first to last’ (Gramophone), Padre Pio’s Prayer and Miserere. We also present the sublime setting of Psalm 51, Miserere Mei, Deus by Gregorio Allegri, one on the most justifiably popular a capella works in the entire choral repertoire.


By car: the turn off to the abbey from the A4 is about 6 miles from Junction 12 of the M4. The post code for the abbey is RG7 5TQ. 

By rail: the nearest station is Midgham, even though it is actually in Woolhampton village. Trains stop at Midgham from London Paddington, Reading and Newbury. Please note, there are no taxi services available at Midgham station nor in Woolhampton village. The nearest taxi rank is at Thatcham station. 

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