Meditation at St Martin’s

St Martin in the Fields Church, London
6:00 pm, Saturday, 10 September, 2016


Pegasus opened the autumn series of the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London with a one-hour concert at St Martin in the Fields church, in association with Woking and Sam Beare Hospices.

Pegasus were delighted to return to St Martin in the Fields church for an early-evening, candlelit recital of masterpieces from the German tradition of the 18th and 19th centuries – works imbued with a deep vein of meditation and spirituality.

The concert opened with J.S. Bach’s beloved Jesu, joy of man’s desiring, and continued with a radiant early motet by the same composer. Moving into the 19th century, Pegasus explored the expressive works of Liechtenstein-born Josef Rheinberger and the Austrian Anton Bruckner – the latter in three of his famous motets, with their rapid transitions from hushed intimacy to spine-tingling grandeur. Schubert’s Ave Maria and his lovely setting of Psalm 23 was followed by Brahms at his most consoling, and Mendelssohn’s heartfelt plea for peace.  The concert concluded with Mozart’s sublime Laudate Dominum and Ave verum corpus.


Matthew Altham – Director

Martin Toyer – Organ


Bach – Jesu, joy of man’s desiring

Bach – O Jesu Christ, mein Lebens Licht

Rheinberger – Abendlied

Bruckner – Ave Maria , Christus factus est, Os justi

Schubert – Ave Maria

Schubert – Psalm 23

Brahms – Geistliches Lied

Mendelssohn – Verleih uns Frieden

Mozart – Laudate Dominum

Mozart – Ave verum corpus


Venue details

St Martin in the Fields Church, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ
Nearest tube: Charing Cross, Leicester Square