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April 4th, 2007 - Holy Week music in Selby


If you can't make it to the Cathedral in Holy Week, then we'll come to you!


Well that's what happened this week for parishioners at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Selby. The Cathedral Adult choir presented a program of music for this most sacred of weeks, all of which will be heard in the liturgies of Holy Week in Cathedral this coming week.


The concert opened with the choir singing the Holy Thursday Hymn 'Pange Lingua' followed by Victoria's setting of the conclusion 'Tantum ergo.' The repertoire featured polyphonic repertoire from both England (Tallis, Shepperd, Taverner) and the Continent (Auraxo, Pallestrina) alongside more contemporary works including Avro Pärt's Beatitudes and the moving setting of the Good Friday Reproaches by Bardos.

The choirs singing was complemented by passiontide chorale preludes by Bach and Buxtehude played on the organ by Assistant Director of Music, Christopher McElroy.



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