The Cardinall's Musick: Performance Diary

View the list below or see the performance calendar on the right.

Concert: Beverley Early Music Festival (Saturday 28 May 2016, 7.30 pm)

The Virgin Mary has long inspired great music from great musicians. This programme features music from four of the greatest Renaissance composers – Lassus, Victoria, Byrd and Palestrina. The sumptuous Missa Osculetur me takes its inspiration from the Song of Songs (a book often used for texts in honour of the Virgin) and Lassus relishes the sonorities of eight voices talking in dialogue. Interspersed are more modest motets by Victoria. The second half includes an entire sequence of music for the Mass of the Nativity of the Virgin by William Byrd interspersed with plainsong. Three less well-known pieces by three Spanish masters (Padilla, Anchieta and Guerrero) begin the half but the Italian giant Palestrina has the last word and is seen at his most ebullient in his eight-voice Magnificat primi toni for eight voices, clearly designed for a grand celebration.

Book tickets by telephone on 01904 658338, in person at National Centre for Early Music (entrance in Percy’s Road, just off Navigation Road), St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL (open Mon-Fri 9.00 am to 5.00 pm), or online at www.ncem.co.uk

Date: Saturday 28 May 2016, 7.30 pm    Venue: Beverley Minster, Highgate, Beverley HU17 0DN

Concert: Naunton Music (Friday 8 July 2016, 7.30 pm)

The Cardinall’s Musick take to Naunton in the Cotswolds a programme titled In Honour of the Virgin. The Virgin Mary has long inspired great music from great musicians; this concert for eight voices will include music by Orlandus Lassus, Tomas Luis de Victoria, William Byrd and Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina

Enquiries 01451 850897 – info@nauntonmusic.org.uk

Date: Friday 8 July 2016, 7.30 pm    Venue: St Andrew's Church, Naunton, Glos GL54 3AH

Concert: Wigmore Hall (Friday 14 October 2016, 7.30 pm)

Entitled ‘Mystics’, The Cardinall’s Musick perform a programme which sets 16th century music alongside the contemporary, including a new commission from Nico Muhly. The mystical minimalists John Tavener and Arvo Pärt are as immersed in their religious feelings as William Byrd and Orlando Gibbons yet they come from very different traditions. Byrd’s dark-toned Mass for four voices inspired by Catholic devotion is set against Gibbons’ more suave and even ebullient Anglican writing, whereas Tavener and Pärt look more to the Orthodox traditions of the east.

Priority booking only – public booking opens May 31, by telephone on 020 7935 2141, in person at 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U or online at https://wigmore-hall.org.uk.

Date: Friday 14 October 2016, 7.30 pm    Venue: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP »

Concert: Bath Mozartfest (Thursday 17 November 2016, 7.30 pm)

The Psalms of David have provided inspiration for countless generations of composers. Sung several times a day during services in the Catholic rite and at the centre of Anglican Mattins and Evensong, they contain all human emotion from pain and loss to rejoicing and exultation. This programme contrasts European composers including Allegri’s famous Miserere (Psalm 51) and other double-choir pieces by Victoria alongside more closely argued pieces by English composers. From the suave Gibbons, to the energetic Weelkes and the ever-inspired William Byrd the music reflects the wide-range of emotions found in the texts.

General booking opens Monday 3 August (by post/by phone/online/in person)

Bath Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Chambers, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY Tel: 01225 463362, email: boxoffice@bathfestivals.org.uk

OPENING TIMES:
Monday – Saturday 10.30am – 5.00pm
Sunday during the Festival only 10.00am – 4.00pm

www.bathmozartfest.org.uk/

Date: Thursday 17 November 2016, 7.30 pm    Venue: St Mary's Bathwick, Darlington Street, Bath BA2 4EB