News & Reviews

Rachmaninov Vespers: Musica Deo Sacra, Tewkesbury Abbey, 05.08.2011
'In terms of spirituality and spectacle this moving performance of one of Rachmaninov's finest works by this superbly versatile choir was unsurpassed.'  read more...


Musica Deo Sacra - Spiritual Duruflé and a Remarkable Achievement, 08.08.2016 

'Credit for this is due to the professionalism and sensibility of the Musica Deo Sacra singers directed by David Ireson.' read more...


Music and Text in Tewkesbury Abbey, Church Times, 23.09.2016
“MUSICA DEO SACRA” is a Latin phrase associated particularly with Tudor-Jacobean church music. It is the title allocated by the composer Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656) to his collection of sacred anthems, latterly some six volumes. For music-lovers in the Midlands, however, this term also has another connection. Since as long ago as 1969, Tewkesbury Abbey has used part of the holiday period to host a Festival of Music in the Liturgy. read more...