Good Friday Service of Tenebrae

St. Catwg's Church, Llangattock

Friday 30th March at 2:00pm

The service includes pieces from:

  • Bach: Jesu, meine Freude
  • MacMillan: Miserere

Bach's great motet is performed, as originally intended, as part of a penitential service. It is complemented by a masterpiece from our own time, a truly powerful setting of the Miserere by James MacMillan. Although writing some 300 years later, MacMillan’s work is also intended to enhance the liturgy and, with its references to the famous setting by Allegri, makes a remarkable effect.