A Celebration of the 450th Birthday of the Town


Saturday, 2nd October 2021
Holy Trinity Church



Music of the Golden Age

A lecture by Jeremy Summerly showcasing a range of Elizabethan music using live performers.

Tickets £5 per person


Renaissance Concert

Concludes with a performance of Spem in Alium, a 40-part Renaissance motet by Thomas Tallis.

Tickets £10 per person

Buffet Supper

Tickets £6 per person

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Renaissance Concert

Holy Trinity Parish Church, Weymouth is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Renaissance Concert to celebrates 450 years from when Weymouth and Melcombe Regis were combined by an Act of Parliament. We thank Weymouth Council for their support.

Weymouth welcomes to Holy Trinity church Jeremy Summerly and his choral friends to discuss the “Music of the Golden Age”. The lecture showcases a range of Elizabethan music using live performers. While the era is superficially characterised by peace and prosperity, some of its music reveals a sinister side to late-16th century England.

The day concludes with an evening concert with a performance of Spem in alium, a 40-part Renaissance motet by Thomas Tallis for eight choirs of five voices each. The famous work is not very often performed and we thank the local singers who have joined us this evening to perform the work.



Jeremy Summerly is founder-conductor of Oxford Camerata, a former conductor of Schola Cantorum of Oxford, a broadcaster for BBC Radios 3 & 4, Visiting Professor of Music History at London’s Gresham College, and he teaches towards the Music Tripos at Caius College, Cambridge. Formerly he was Head of Academic Studies at the Royal Academy of Music and Director of Music at St Peter’s College, Oxford. He is Director of Music at the London church of St Luke’s, Chelsea and Director of Mayfield Festival of Music and the Arts in East Sussex.

James Lloyd Thomas has held several teaching positions as well as prestigious organist posts, including Oundle School, as Director of Chapel Music, Shrewsbury Abbey and St. Mary’s Bourne Street. He studies the organ with Davis Sanger, James Parsons and Margaret Phillips. James moved to Dorset in 2020 to take up the position of Director of Music at Holy Trinity. He lives with his harpist wife and their two cats Boggis and Bean, who are making slow progress on the piano. James was recently appointed Regional Consultant for the South West of England by the Royal College of Organists.


Lizzie Peacock Having graduated with a music degree from Royal Holloway, University of London, Lizzie also holds a licentiate diploma in piano performance and an associate diploma in harp performance. She has played for orchestras, chamber groups, and accompanied choirs. Lizzie has played for all types of events; weddings in venues from castles to stately homes, and even once on the HMS Warrior, as well as for birthdays, anniversaries, and corporate events, including a store opening for John Lewis. Lizzie has an extensive and ever-growing repertoire, covering traditional classical, celtic folk, jazz standards, music for TV and film, and contemporary pop. Come and join us.

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