June 30th 2024 at 4 pm

Riches of Renaissance & Romantic Music

The best of Renaissance and Romantic double choir works !

  • Victoria: Motet, Alma Redemptoris and Missa Alma Redemptoris
  • Rheinberger: Cantus Missae and Abendlied


The Church of St Mary – Kemptown – Brighton – BN2 1PR

The two halves of our programme in Brighton acknowledge the supreme talent of two composers, one from the late Renaissance period at the close of the sixteenth century, and the other of the deeply Romantic era of the nineteenth century.
Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548- 1611) was arguably the most inventive of the well known Renaissance composers. His output was almost exclusively liturgical and he enjoyed great high praise in his lifetime working in Spain and Italy.
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 – 1901) was principally a composer of organ music and also wrote an impressive number of liturgical and secular works. Born in Liechtenstein, he spent most of his adult life in Bavaria, which he rarely left. However, his reputation was such that he held the position of Court composer for many years and taught musicians who travelled across continents to benefit from his teaching.

The Bartholomew Consort came together in Oxford in 2001 as a project choir under the direction of Dutch conductor JanJoost van Elburg, comprising singers from all around the UK and western Europe. We perform most frequently in Oxford, but we do tour as well and this year we are delighted to be singing in Brighton.