with the Craswall Consort
Purcell: Come, Ye Sons of Art
JS Bach: Mass in G major BWV 236
Purcell: Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes
Vivaldi: Gloria RV589
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The Elysian Singers and the Elysian Players, with their conductor Sam Laughton, are delighted to present a celebration of the glory of Baroque in the beautiful church of Saint Pancras in London. The programme begins with one of Purcell’s joyous odes Come, Ye Sons of Art written in honour of the birthday of Queen Mary II in 1694, and ends with Vivaldi’s famous choral piece, Gloria RV589. The wonderfully sunny nature of the Gloria, with its distinctive melodies and rhythms, is characteristic of all of Vivaldi’s music, giving it an immediate and universal appeal. In between is one of JS Bach’s Lutheran Masses – Mass in G Major BWV236 – and Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei, a hugely popular anthem by Henry Purcell, characterised as it is by its expression and originality.