Dresden 1521
The Banquet of Absalom by Niccolò de Simone Photo: Wolfgang Moroder

10 February 2018

St Michael le Belfrey, York
7.30 pm (ends c.9.30 pm)
Tickets £14 (£12)

Stories in Glass:
Music for the Great East Window

Taverner Missa Sancti Wilhelmini
Tomkins When David heard, Then David mourned
Weelkes When David heard
Harris WH Faire is the heaven
Wood Hail gladdening light
Sweelinck Ab oriente
Weelkes Alleluia! I heard a voice (Revelation 19:1, 6 adapted)
Palestrina Vidi turbam magnam Revelation 7: 9-12)

2018 will see the completion of the restoration of York Minster’s iconic Great East Window. Marking this landmark in the life of the city we present music inspired by stained glass and the wider history of York. Events depicted in the window, such as the Death of Absalom with settings of When David heard by Tomkins and Weelkes, and scenes from Revelation, are included. The concert ends with an unabashed celebration of the celestial with Harris’s wonderful Faire is the Heaven and the life-affirming properties of light in Wood’s ecstatic Hail, gladdening light.