Concerts - Douai Abbey: The Monastery of St Edmund, King & Martyr

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Sunday, 16 June 2024 at 3.30pm

Spem in alium
A British-Dutch Choral Collaboration
featuring Thomas Tallis' 40-part motet
and music by Howells, Sweelinck, Panufnik, Bruckner, & Obrecht

Paragon Singers (from Bath)
conducted by Sarah Latto
Het Lelikoor (from Amsterdam)
conducted by Jan Joost van Elberg

It is wonderful to have the opportunity to hear
Spem in Alium again in the abbey church,
where the acoustic is ideal for this wonderful piece
written for eight choirs of five voices,
completely surrounding the audience
in a glowing and glorious wall of sound.

More details at the artists' websites: &

Tickets: £15 (Students: £5) from
(NB revised link!)

Saturday, 29 June 2024 at 7.30pm
Great Cathedral Anthems
Newbury Choral Society
directed by Joe Tobin

with anthems by
Bairstow, Beach, Dove, Elgar, Parry, Wesley
and others

Tickets: £15 (under-16s: £5) from

The public area in Douai Abbey Church is on one level and is suitable for wheelchair access. There is an audio loop system, as well as disabled parking area and wheelchair-accessible toilets. Covid precautions will be in place.

You can find out how to get to Douai here. Please email any enquiries.

Page updated 28/5/24

- in the abbey church -
0620 - Matins & Lauds (English)
0745 - Weekday Conventual Mass
[1030 - Sunday Conventual Mass]
1250 - Midday Office (English)
1800 - Vespers (Latin, Gregorian Chant)
2000 - Compline* (English)
*No public Compline on Sundays
Douai Abbey
Upper Woolhampton
Reading, Berkshire
RG7 5TQ, United Kingdom

Visitor Enquiries: 0118 9715 399
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