In our festival finale, we celebrate the Song of Mary, the Magnificat. The first half of our programme
comprises settings from English composers such as Orlando Gibbons, Henry Purcell, Thomas Tertius
Noble, and Herbert Howells, which will be familiar to members of our regular evensong congregation
here at the Priory.
In the second half we feature Oliver Tarney’s acclaimed extended Magnificat for choir, orchestra and
soloists, which interpolates the Latin Magnificat with texts chosen from the Old Testament, non-
Canonical Gospels, and the Book of Maryam in the Qur’an. Oliver Tarney is originally from Morecambe
and was a pupil at Ripley St Thomas; he is now Head of Composition and Singing at Winchester
Katy Thomson (Soprano) | Sarah Jillian Cox (Mezzo-Soprano)
Christopher Steele (Tenor) | Charlie Murray (Baritone)
Lancaster Priory Choirs and Festival Orchestra | Don Gillthorpe (Director of Music)
We are delighted that this concert will feature a guest performance from the Lancaster Priory Children’s Choir.