O Nata Lux: Light of Light

Date: November 25, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Heptonstall Church


This year’s winter Hepton Singers concert will be a rich and resonant blend of Renaissance choral music balanced by more contemporary works that echo ancient musical styles and forms.

Hepton Singers will be performing works by four of the greatest composers from the sixteenth century: Palestrina, Victoria, Tallis and Byrd, including Tallis’ deeply moving Lamentations of Jeremiah, and two of Byrd’s most heart-wrenchingly beautiful motets. Alongside Tallis’s classic setting of the timeless Latin text, O nata lux, O born of light, the choir will perform two contrasting contemporary settings of the same words by Kerry Andrew and Anna Lapwood.   Then alongside Victoria’s up-lifting setting of the Latin O magnum mysterium, O great mystery, the concert will also include two exquisitely crafted twentieth-century settings of the same words by the French composer Francis Poulenc, and the American Morten Lauridsen.

The concert will also include works by Maurice Duruflé and Master of the King’s Music Judith Weir, and end with Ola Gjeilo’s magnificent Second Eve, a piece inspired by an image of Alaska’s Mount McKinley, the highest mountain peak in the US.

Tickets £9/£6/£1 (18 and under): ticketsource.co.uk/heptonsingers