Les Leçons de Ténèbres de François Couperin

Sunday 2 April, 4.15pm

Considered by many to be the ‘nec plus ultra’ of settings for Holy Week, these Lamentations of Jeremiah were written in 1714 to be heard by the French king at the Abbaye Royale de Longchamps in Paris.

Consisting of 3 sections (two solo movements followed by a duo) for two equal voices & organ continuo (tenors Tim Burton & Deryck Webb, our two full time layclerks with Jonathan Hope at the keyboard), it is a feast of pathos & elegance in the highest French Baroque style. Performance starts at 4.15pm & lasts approximately 45 minutes.

All are warmly welcome. No tickets are required, and admission is free with a retiring collection in aid of Cathedral music.

April 2nd, 2023
Opening times
Sunday 2 April 4.15-5pm
Quire 12 College GreenGloucesterGL1 2LX
Booking not required

Getting Here

  • Address

    12 College Green Gloucester GL1 2LX
  • Map

  • How to find us

    The Cathedral is located in the historic heart of Gloucester and our spectacular tower can be seen from many spots in and around the city.

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  • Parking

    We are sorry that due to limited space, parking in the Cathedral Close is restricted to pass holders only.

    There are eight disabled parking spaces which are for use by Blue Badge holders on a first come first served basis.

    However, there are several public car parks within easy walking distance of the Cathedral.

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  • Arriving by Public Transport

    The Cathedral is located in Gloucester Town Centre, so the best way to get here is by public transport.

    We are a 10-15 minute walk from both the train and bus stations. You can also use Gloucester’s Park and Ride.

    Click here for more information about this service.

  • Cycling

    There are bike racks available on Cathedral Green. Route 41 of the National Cycle Network runs through the Cathedral grounds – find out more about the route here.