Glory be to God for dappled things

Sospiri present an evening of music and poetry with an Oxford theme. Merton College Chapel Saturday 5 June, 8pm Tickets from the Oxford Playhouse, or call the Box Office: 01865 305305.

Read More...

Vespers

Merton College Chapel: 6.15 Tuesday, 9 March 2010, with the Lassus Tone VIII Magnificat and a setting of Ave Regina Caelorum by John Duggan.

Read More...

A Very Human Passion

The Little Match Girl Passion by David Lang Penitential music by Victoria and Byrd Sung by Sospiri, directed by Chris Watson 8pm Saturday 20 Febuary, Merton College Chapel The Little Match Girl Passion won the Pulitzer Prize in 2008. Of the piece, The Washington Post’s Tim Page said, “I don’t think I’ve ever been so [...]

Read More...

Media vita (In the midst of life we are in death)

Sospiri are doing a concert including settings of Media vita by Gombert and Lassus and other music by Stanford, Grainger, Duggan, Lobo and Byrd. 8 p.m. 22 May 2009 in Merton College chapel, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD Price: £10 (£5)

Read More...

Swan Songs

Merton College Chapel, Thursday 12 February, 8pm Sospiri celebrate the feast of St Valentine with works by Palestrina, Whitacre, Lloyd, Dunstable and Duggan. A mix of sacred and secular works reveal the many faces of love.

Read More...

A Journey from Darkness to Light

Music for Christmas: 8PM Friday 19 December, Merton College chapel An hour of music in the wonderful atmosphere of Merton College chapel. As the performers emerge from total darkness the music moves from stillness to joy; from chant to 21st century polyphony. With Arvo Pärt’s Magnificat and John Sheppard’s Verbum Caro. And works by Palestrina, Josquin, [...]

Read More...

Vespers for Advent

6.15pm, 02 December 2008, Merton College Chapel Sospiri celebrate the beginning of Advent with solemn vespers at Merton with music by Palestrina, Sheppard and Sermisy

Read More...

Victoria Requiem

Sospiri are performing Victoria’s Requiem at the church of St Mary Magdalen, Oxford at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday 6 November. The choir will be joined by Christian Wilson who will perform a selection of meditative organ interludes amongst the movements of the Requiem. Tickets are priced at £10/£5 (concessions)

Read More...

A Medieval Christmas

Sospiri have released their first CD for the classical music label The Gift of Music. Tracks include favourites like Gaudete, Coventry Carol and There is no Rose, as well as lesser know works such as the sublime Sanctus setting by Lionel Power and the exquisite sequence Virga ac diadema by Hildegard of Bingen. Interspersed with [...]

Read More...

Songs for Mary

A concert of choral music on July 18, 2008 8.30 pm on Friday 18 July, 2008 Hertford College Chapel, Oxford Sospiri perform a selection of choral music dedicated to Mary the mother of God. Including the four simple plainsong Marian hymns and polyphonic music by Palestrina, Victoria, Josquin, Guerrero, Duggan and White

Read More...