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Orlando di Lasso, with Palestrina one of the two giants of Italian high renaissance music, finished the Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of St Peter) in the final weeks of his life. Like Bach’s Art of Fugue it’s a summation and distillation of his work – a cycle of twenty sacred madrigals and one motet, rich in symbolism (3x7 movements, utilising 7 of the 8 church modes) – and represents some of the most expressive church music ever written.

Rarely performed in its complete form, Carl Crossin’s Adelaide Chamber Singers will present it for this year’s Late Night in the Cathedral concerts, linked by some interpolations by Carl himself, and crowned by Allegri’s celebrated, ethereal Miserere.

Refreshing and replenishing, the cathedral concerts are becoming a quiet highlight of the Festival. You don’t need to know anything about choral music to bathe in the glorious sound on a warm summer night.


Lagrime di San Pietro (The Tears of St. Peter) - Orlando di Lasso
…and Peter went out and wept bitterly (for soprano & cello) world premiere - Carl Crossin
Miserere mei, Deus - Gregorio Allegri


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