Friday 13 March 2020, 7. 30pm, Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford, and
Saturday 21 March 2020, 6.00pm, National Centre for Early Music, York:
A Monk’s Life: Music from the Cloisters.
In the years following the Council of Trent (1545-63), Catholic monasteries in Germany and Austria sought to exemplify the ideas of the Counter-Reformation through renewal of the monastic liturgy, including its music. Works by famous composers such as Lassus played a key role, but many monks also composed with great skill. This programme explores their creativity by tracing the life of a monk from acceptance into the cloister through to assuming the role of abbot and finally entering the heavenly kingdom.
- Tickets (13 March) from TicketsOxford.com and on the door (£15; concessions £12; students £5)
- Tickets (21 March) from the National Centre for Early Music.
Presented in association with Dr Barbara Eichner (Oxford Brookes University) and with the generous support of the British Academy.
Saturday 25 April 2020, 22h00
Venezia: Music by Willaert, Ciconia, Rore, A. & G. Gabrieli
Friday 3 July, Braga, Portugal, and
Saturday 4 July, Coimbra, Portugal
10th Festival of Portuguese Polyphony.
In association with Cupertinos.
Tuesday 15 December, 7.30
St John’s, Smith Square, London
Josquin Desprez: Prince of Musicians