Our concert ‘Felix Locus’ with the Victoria Consort was a sell-out. Dr. Mark Bateson introduced the concert, placing the music in context with events connected to Magna Carta and the life of St. Thomas of Canterbury. The Victoria Consort was directed by guest conductor Christopher Watson. They sang the motets for St. Thomas with grace and authentic emotion. Our own contribution included the Sequence ‘Veni Sancte Spiritus’ honouring Archbishop Stephen Langton, and the chant ‘Felix Locus’ with the Magnificat honouring St. Thomas. The Victoria Consort sang alternate verses of the Magnificat in organum, giving a rich and sonorous colour to the canticle verses. The motets and chant rang authentically in the romanesque surroundings of Lanfranc’s Cathedral, St. Mary Undercroft in the crypt. It was a memorable event for all of us and a joy to sing with the Victoria Consort.
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