Welcome to Great Spaces!

This Music and Arts Series is an outreach of Grace Cathedral in Topeka, KS.  Please take a moment to check out all of our upcoming concerts and Cloister Gallery events.  You can also find out how you can get more involved or become a Friend of GREAT SPACES.  With a dozen or more concerts each season and new artists featured monthly in the gallery, there is truly something for everyone.


Upcoming Concerts


The Spire Ensemble

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 4 p.m.
The House of Tudors: Music of the Monarchs
Tickets $20 general admission | $5 students
Available at the Cathedral or online.

For more than a century, the Kingdoms of England and Ireland were united under the rule of the Tudor dynasty. Henry VIII's break with the Catholic Church, Queen Mary's return to the Roman faith of her mother, and Elizabeth's union of England under the Anglican Church were the backdrop for what was England's golden age of musical composition – one which saw both tumult and glory. Spire traces the stunning musical legacy of England's most memorable first family by featuring the works of Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, and Sheppard, plus modern descendants of the Tudor dynasty, including Britten, Vaughan Williams, and more..

The House of Tudors: Music of the Monarchs

Veni, Creator Spiritus                                                       plainchant, Sarum use
Laudibus in sanctis                                                          William Byrd (c. 1540–1623)
Jesu Salvator saeculi, Verbum Patris                                Thomas Tallis (c.1505-85)
Sing joyfully                                                                    William Byrd
Libera nos I & II                                                               John Sheppard (d.1559?)
Miserere nostri                                                                Thomas Tallis
Ave Verum Corpus                                                          William Byrd
If Ye Love Me                                                                  Thomas Tallis (c.1505–1585)
Haec dies                                                                       William Byrd
Mass in G minor                                                             Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Hail, Gladdening Light                                                      Charles Wood (1866 – 1926)
Beati Quorum Via, Op. 38/3                                             Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
A Hymn to the Virgin                                                       Benjamin Britten (1913–1976)
O Radiant Dawn                                                              James MacMillan (b. 1959)
God Be in My Head                                                         John Rutter (b. 1945)



  See our entire 2016-17 Concert Series line-up.





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