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THE ENGLISH REFORMATION THROUGH MUSIC
SATURDAY 11TH MAY 2019
10a.m.-5p.m.

THE DAY

The workshop starts at 10a.m., finishing at about 5p.m.  There will be an informal concert at 6p.m., which will allow you to meet your friends or families and go for dinner afterwards!

The cost of the workshop is £25, which includes refreshments and lunch, but excludes music.

You can download the music using the links to the right.  If you have an Oxford Book of Tudor Anthems, do bring it - three of the pieces can be found in there.

We'll be working on vocal style and technique, but we'll also learn about the historical context of the music.

It's expected that you will have looked at the music before you come, so that we can get the most out of the workshop.

THE MUSIC

William Byrd:  Agnus, Mass for 5 voices

Robert Fayrfax:  Salve regina

John Sheppard:  Credo, Missa Cantate
Lord's Prayer

Thomas Tallis:  Sancte deus
If ye love me
O nata lux
O sacrum convivium
Sanctus, Missa Puer Natus est Nobis

John Taverner:  Gloria, Western Wind Mass

Thomas Weelkes:  When David Heard

MERTON PRIORY CHAPTER HOUSE

Merton Priory was one of the greatest Augustinian priories in England.  It was a centre of learning, and, according to its documents, it had a musical tradition of its own.

Completely demolished in 1538, Merton Priory was unearthed in the 1990s, and the remains of the Chapter House have become a museum, which opened in 2018.

Profits from the workshop will go to the museum, which is raising money to build an infirmary garden.

You can find out how to get to the Chapter House here.

HOW TO BOOK

Use the form below to book your place.  In the 'message' bit, please write your voice type.

Please make cheques for £25 payable to Merton Priory Trust and send them to

It's good to know numbers in advance (it helps with food!), but if you have only just discovered this workshop and would like to turn up on the day, that's fine, too.

The concert is free.

BOOK HERE

Thank you for booking; look forward to working with you.