Jun
25
7:30 pm19:30

St John's Smith Square, London

  • St John's Smith Square

We are delighted to be performing at the Opening Concert of 2017's London International A Cappella Choir Competition, hosted by St John's Smith Square in association with Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars. The opening concert will also feature the Holst Singers, our friends The Gesualdo Six and performances of works by the competition's featured composer, Arvo Pärt

More information and tickets are available here.

Programme:

Arvo Pärt
- Solfeggio
- Summa (Credo)
- Magnificat
- Virgencita
- Nunc dimittis

Jul
3
2:30 pm14:30

St Marylebone Parish Church, London

We are excited to be performing at St Marylebone Parish Church as part of a special Choral Day organised by Martin Randall Travel. More details here.

Programme:

Josquin - Ecce tu pulchra es
Lassus - Veni, dilecti mi
de Rore - Mon petit cueur
Vasks - Klusās dziesmas, 1. Nosapi parsapi
Clemens - Ego flos campi
Vasks - Klusās dziesmas, 2. Dusi dusi
Gombert - Mille regretz
Vasks - Klusās dziesmas, 3. Tris mezi
Richafort - Graduale: Si ambulem (from Requiem)
Vasks - Klusās dziesmas, 4. Paldies tev vela saule
Clemens - Adieu mon esperance


St Cross Church, Winchester
Feb
25
7:30 pm19:30

St Cross Church, Winchester

  • The Hospital of St Cross

We are delighted to be returning to the beautiful church at the Hospital of St Cross in Winchester.

The concert will feature Peteris Vasks' Silent Songs, Renaissance polyphony, and a selection of pieces from our debut CDCloths of Heaven, which will be available for sale.

Adults - £15
Students/Children - £7

Tickets available online, or via the Porters' Lodge at St Cross, the Winchester Cathedral Box Office (01962 857275), or at John Robinson Butchers, Stockbridge (01264 810609).

Dec
13
7:30 pm19:30

Temple Church, London

  • Temple Church

We are thrilled to be performing as part of this year's Temple Winter Festival. Our programme explores the human dimensions of the Advent story, focusing on Marian texts before turning towards Christmas. 

Tickets are available here.

Join the Facebook event here.

Programme:

Hildegard von Bingen - Alleluia virga mediatrix
Tavener - Mother of God, here I stand
Galvani - Alma Redemptoris Mater
Park - The Mother of God
Victoria - Ave Maria a 8
Josquin - Inviolata
Grieg - Ave maris stella
Praetorius - Magnificat quinti toni

Hallgrímsson - Joseph and the Angel
Mouton - Nesciens mater
Tarney - Balulalow
Hyde - Sweet was the song
Williams - O Adonai
McDowall - O Oriens
Tallis - Videte miraculum
arr. Ørgan Matre - Herrens Venner
 

Dec
12
7:30 pm19:30

St Peter's, Stockbridge

Ahead of our performance as part of the Temple Winter Festival, we return to St Peter's Church in Stockbridge, Hampshire, as part of the series presented by Stockbridge Music.

Tickets available here

Programme:

Tavener - Mother of God, here I stand
Galvani - Alma Redemptoris Mater
Park - The Mother of God
Victoria - Ave Maria a 8
Josquin - Inviolata
Grieg - Ave maris stella
Praetorius - Magnificat quinti toni

Hallgrímsson - Joseph and the Angel
Mouton - Nesciens mater
Tarney - Balulalow
Hyde - Sweet was the song
McDowall - O Oriens
Tallis - Videte miraculum
arr. Ørgan Matre - Herrens Venner

Kings Place, London
Sep
11
12:45 pm12:45

Kings Place, London

  • Kings Place

We are delighted to be performing at London's Kings Place in association with London A Cappella. With the Autumn equinox drawing near we will perform a radiant programme of choral gems featuring James MacMillan’s Lux Aeterna, John Rutter’s Hymn to the Creator of Light, and John Taverner’s Dum transisset Sabbatum.

Click here for more information and to by tickets.

Join the Facebook event here.

 

Winchester Cathedral
Jul
5
8:00 pm20:00

Winchester Cathedral

  • Winchester Cathedral

Sansara will appear in Winchester Cathedral as part of the 2016 Winchester Festival.

Programme:

Cardoso - Introitus (Requiem)
Byrd - Emendemus in melius
de Monte - Super flumina Babylonis
Byrd - Quomodo cantabimus
Tallis - Salvator mundi I
Bach - chorale: Wie sich ein Vater erbarmet (from BWV 17)
Rheinberger - Abendlied
Bach - chorale: Leit uns mit deiner rechten Hand (from BWV 90)
Hoad - O come, let us sing unto the Lord
Britten - Hymn to St. Cecilia
Byrd - Laudibus in sanctis
Tavener - Mother of God, here I stand
MacMillan - Lux Aeterna
 

Tickets are available here.

Mar
19
9:30 pm21:30

Merton College Chapel, Oxford: Passiontide at Merton

On Saturday 19 March 2016, Sansara will perform a late night concert in the beautiful chapel at Merton College, Oxford, as part of this year's Passiontide at Merton festival. Tickets are available to buy here.

Programme:

Lobo - Versa est in luctum
Moore - Three Prayers of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Morning Prayers
Gombert - Media vita
Moore - Three Prayers of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Prayers in Time of Distress
Jackson - O sacrum convivium
Vivanco - Versa est in luctum
Galvani - Lamentations I
MacMillan - Lux aeterna
Galvani - Lamentations II
Messiaen - O sacrum convivium
Moore - Three Prayers of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Evening Prayers

Nov
11
8:00 pm20:00

Exeter College Chapel, Oxford

  • Exeter College Chapel

Sansara Consort will present a programme of men's voices works in the stunning setting of Exeter College Chapel featuring Tallis' Lamentations and works by Byrd, de Wert and Sheppard. Attendance is FREE and there will be a retiring collection in support of the British Red Cross' The Europe Refugee Crisis Appeal

In conjunction with the collection from the concert we are running an online campaign with Just Giving. If you can't attend the concert then please do donate online for this important cause! 

 

Programme:

  • Vox in Rama - Giaches de Wert
  • Lamentations I - Thomas Tallis
  • In ieiunio et fletu - Thomas Tallis
  • Lamentations II - Thomas Tallis
  • Tribulationes civitatum - William Byrd
  • Vide Domine afflictionem - William Byrd
  • Memento homo - William Byrd
  • Libera me, Domine, et pone me - William Byrd
  • I give you a new commandment - John Sheppard
Sep
25
7:30 pm19:30

St John's Smith Square, London

  • St John's Smith Square

The choir will perform in the third heat of the London International A Cappella Choir Competition with the chance of reaching the final on Saturday 26 September. The group will perform a 20 minute programme including works by Gombert, Mauersberger and Gabriel Jackson. 

Tickets for the heat can be bought here.

Sep
25
1:10 pm13:10

St Gabriel's Pimlico, London

  • St Gabriel's Pimlico

The group will perform a lunchtime concert as part of the London International A Cappella Choir Competition. The programme will feature works by Gombert, Tomkins, Mauersberger, Howells and Gabriel Jackson. 

Final programme and ticket details tbc. 

Sep
24
7:30 pm19:30

The Church of St Cross, Winchester

  • Hospital of St Cross

In advance of their appearance at the Tallis Scholars' London International A Cappella Choir Competition, Sansara return to Winchester for a concert in the beautiful church of St Cross. The programme will feature works by Byrd, Gibbons, Bruckner, Howells and Jackson and will be in support of the building's organ fund. 

Tickets are available from the shop at The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester (01962 851375) and can be reserved by calling 01962 860681.

Programme details tbc.

Jun
6
8:00 pm20:00

Queen's College Chapel, Oxford

On Saturday 6 June, Sansara will perform in Queen's College Chapel, Oxford in both an afternoon workshop (timings tbc) and a concert in the evening. The day will be the culmination of our Call for Scores project which is a celebration of W B Yeats' works in the 150th Anniversary of his birth. 

The programme will be made up of new compositions by young composers from across the country. 

St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, London
Apr
12
4:00 pm16:00

St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, London

  • St Sepulchre-without-Newgate

Sansara is delighted to be making its London debut at St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, as part of the 2015 Brandenburg Choral Festival.

The concert, called O Fili Mi, will explore themes of war, peace and parenthood from the 15th century to the present day. The first half charts the development of liturgical music from 1480 to 1680, through Mouton (Nesciens mater), Gombert (Lugebat David Absalon), and Lobo (Versa est in luctum) to Schütz (Deutsches Magnificat). David’s lament for his son Absalom is echoed by Mary’s exaltation at the conception of Jesus. Absalom died in battle, and the first piece of the second half is also a reflection on conflict: Mauersberger’s Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst was written 70 years ago this year, amidst the ruins of Dresden, fire-bombed by the RAF. A cry for peace also closes Vaughan William’s great Mass in G minor, to be performed in the second half of the concert. The mass is dedicated to Gustav Holst, composer of the Nunc Dimittis which closes the evening; a work that is both a liturgical text and a very personal plea for an end to conflict.

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Jean Mouton - Nesciens mater
Peter Philips - Cantantibus organis
Peter Philips - Surgens Jesus
Nicolas Gombert - Lugebat David Absalon
Alonso Lobo - Versa est in luctum
Heinrich Schütz - Deutsches Magnificat

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Rudolf Mauersberger - Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Mass in G minor
Gustav Holst - Nunc Dimittis
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Tickets are available (£18/£5) via the festival's website.

St Peter's, Stockbridge
Apr
11
7:30 pm19:30

St Peter's, Stockbridge

  • St Peter's Church

Sansara is delighted to be returning to Stockbridge for another evening presented by Stockbridge Music.

The concert, called O Fili Mi, will explore themes of war, peace and parenthood from the 15th century to the present day. The first half charts the development of liturgical music from 1480 to 1680, through Mouton (Nesciens mater), Gombert (Lugebat David Absalon), and Lobo (Versa est in luctum) to Schütz (Deutsches Magnificat). David’s lament for his son Absalom is echoed by Mary’s exaltation at the conception of Jesus. Absalom died in battle, and the first piece of the second half is also a reflection on conflict: Mauersberger’s Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst was written 70 years ago this year, amidst the ruins of Dresden, fire-bombed by the British. A cry of peace also closes Vaughan William’s great Mass in G minor, to be performed in the second half of the concert. The mass is dedicated to Gustav Holst, composer of the Nunc Dimittis which closes the evening, a work that is both liturgical and a very personal plea for an end to conflict.

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Jean Mouton - Nesciens mater
Peter Philips - Cantantibus organis
Peter Philips - Surgens Jesus
Nicolas Gombert - Lugebat David Absalon
Alonso Lobo - Versa est in luctum
Heinrich Schütz - Deutsches Magnificat

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Rudolf Mauersberger - Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Mass in G minor
Gustav Holst - Nunc Dimittis
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Tickets (£12) available from The Lights Theatre, Andover (01264 368368), Robinson's Butchers (01264 810609) or Roger Tym (01264 810363). Full information at www.stockbridgemusic.uk.

 

Feb
27
8:00 pm20:00

Merton College Chapel, Oxford

Sansara Consort - men's voices - will perform a programme of early music including works by Josquin de Prez, Nicolas Gombert and Jean Richafort's Requiem Mass in the beautiful setting of Merton College Chapel. 

This concert is FREE and open to the public. 

 

Jan
4
7:30 pm19:30

All Saints', Odiham

  • All Saints' Church

We will present a programme of choral music from Advent through to Epiphany including works by Victoria, Macmillan, Britten, Howells and Rutter. 

Tickets available here.

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James MacMillan - O Radiant Dawn

Thomas Tallis - Videte Miraculum

Tomás Luis de Victoria - O Magnum Mysterium
Anon. - E la don, don
Anon. - Dadme albricias, hijos d'Eva
Anon. - Riu riu, chiu
Tomás Luis de Victoria - Ave Maria

Benjamin Britten - Hymn to the Virgin
Robert Parsons - Ave Maria

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Anon. - Gaudete

Marco Galvani - The Oxen (première performance)

Peter Cornelius - The Three Kings
Herbert Howells - Here is the Little Door
Francis Poulenc - Videntes Stellam

Anon. - Coventry Carol
John Rutter - Hymn to the Creator of Light
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Jan
3
7:30 pm19:30

St Paul's, Winchester

  • St Paul's Church

We will present a programme of choral music from Advent through to Epiphany including works by Victoria, Macmillan, Britten, Howells and Rutter. 

We're delighted to be collaborating for this concert with the amazing Winchester Churches Nightshelter, who work 365 days a year to provide food and shelter for those with nowhere else to go. A percentage of the money from every ticket sold will go to support the work of this fantastic charity. To find out more about the WCNS, follow this link.

Tickets available here.

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James MacMillan - O Radiant Dawn

Thomas Tallis - Videte Miraculum

Tomás Luis de Victoria - O Magnum Mysterium
Anon. - E la don, don
Anon. - Dadme albricias, hijos d'Eva
Anon. - Riu riu, chiu
Tomás Luis de Victoria - Ave Maria

Benjamin Britten - Hymn to the Virgin
Robert Parsons - Ave Maria

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Anon. - Gaudete

Marco Galvani - The Oxen (première performance)

Peter Cornelius - The Three Kings
Herbert Howells - Here is the Little Door
Francis Poulenc - Videntes Stellam

Anon. - Coventry Carol
John Rutter - Hymn to the Creator of Light
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Worcester College Chapel, Oxford
Nov
21
8:00 pm20:00

Worcester College Chapel, Oxford

  • Worcester College Chapel

Performing in Oxford for the first time, the choir will present a remembrance programme in support of The Royal British Legion charity. 

Tickets: £8/£4 available to reserve by email or can be bought on the door.

Programme:

  • De Profundis - Arvo Pärt
  • A Litany - William Walton
  • I Vow to Thee, My Country - Marco Galvani
  • They are at rest - Edward Elgar
  • Lament - Francis Pott
  • The Dying Soldier - arr. Short/Wilberg
  • Ubi Caritas - Maurice Duruflé
  • Three Prayers of Dietrich Bonhoeffer - Philip Moore
  • Bring us, O Lord God - William Harris
Sep
6
7:30 pm19:30

Winchester College Chapel

  • Winchester College Chapel

Several of Sansara's members are Old Quiristers and sang as boys in the Winchester College Chapel Choir. A concert to raise money for the Quiristers, ensuring the continuation of this ancient tradition, seemed a natural step for the choir to take. If you wish to support the Quirister Appeal please donate online. 

Tickets are available via the Winchester College Society website. You can also find the concert on Facebook!

To see the choir performing in the chapel, watch our video of Lay a Garland.

Programme:

  • Eriks Esenvalds - Northern Lights
  • Edward Elgar - My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land
  • Benjamin Britten - The Evening Primrose
  • Marco Galvani - Our Journey Had Advanced
  • Johannes Eccard - When to the Temple
  • Gustav Holst - Nunc Dimittis

INTERVAL

  • Tomás Luis de Victoria - O Vos Omnes
  • Thomas Weelkes - When David Heard
  • Nicolas Gombert - Lugebat David Absalon
  • Pablo Casals - O Vos Omnes
  • Michael Tippett - Five Negro Spirituals
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams - Valiant-for-Truth

 

Sep
5
7:30 pm19:30

St Thomas' Church, Salisbury

  • St Thomas's Church

On Friday 5th September, Sansara will perform in the beautiful St Thomas's Church, Salisbury. 

Tickets available to purchase online here.

Tickets will also be available on the door and can be reserved by contacting us. You can also find the event on Facebook!

Programme:

  • Eriks Esenvalds - Northern Lights
  • Edward Elgar - My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land
  • Benjamin Britten - The Evening Primrose
  • Marco Galvani - Our Journey Had Advanced
  • Johannes Eccard - When to the Temple
  • Gustav Holst - Nunc Dimittis

INTERVAL

  • Tomás Luis de Victoria - O Vos Omnes
  • Thomas Weelkes - When David Heard
  • Nicolas Gombert - Lugebat David Absalon
  • Pablo Casals - O Vos Omnes
  • Michael Tippett - Five Negro Spirituals
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams - Valiant-for-Truth