Afternoon Concert 28th July 2024 – 2.30 – 3.30 pm


28 July 2024    
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm


The Hospital of St Cross
Hospital Of St Cross, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9SD

Event Type

indexcantorum – Mark Williams – Director

Afternoon concert – Sunday 28 th July, 2.30 pm
Index Cantorum
Pilgrim’s Progress
Programme information
Index Cantorum celebrates the official recognition of St Cross on the ‘St James’ Way’ with a selection of sacred and secular choral music on the theme of pilgrimage and travels. A short concert with a wide variety of musical styles is presented in a programme lasting under an hour. Works featured in the programme include Renaissance music dedicated to both St James and ‘Holy Cross.’ More contemporary pieces link St Cross Church and the Water- meadows to a travelling theme, not just on a pilgrims route but also those who travel past it, as walkers or runners. Composers include Victoria, Byrd, Pearsall, Chilcott and Stanford, as well as a medieval song from a guidebook to journeying as a pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago.

INDEX CANTORUM is a well-established chamber choir that delights in combining their
Early Music specialism with other familiar or newly commissioned repertoire, to create
stimulating performances. INDEX CANTORUM has performed regularly in Winchester, in the cathedral and local churches, and also in East Meon and Bishops Sutton churches. The choir has also sung in Salisbury and Chichester Cathedrals, and in the Stockbridge Music series. Their January Surround Sound pop-up concert in Winchester Cathedral nave is a regular local fixture, eagerly anticipated, now running in its 10th year. INDEX CANTORUM is excited to be making their first appearance in the Perfect Pitch Lunchtime Concert series at St Cross.

Concert programme – details

Congaudeant catholici 12 th Century, Codex Calixtinus
O lux et decus Hispaniae Tomás Luis da Victoria (c.1548-1611)
O Swithune, pastor bone John Taverner (c1495 – 1545)
Salvator Mundi (Settings I & II) Thomas Tallis (c1505 – 1585)
Civitas sancti tui William Byrd (c1540 – 1623)
Ave Maria Anton Bruckner
Tu es Petrus Maurice Duruflé (1902 – 1986)
Robert Lucas Pearsall (1795 – 1856)
Beati quorum via Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 – 1924)
Runner Bob Chilcott (b 1955)