The Cardinall's Musick: Performance Diary

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Concert: Wigmore Hall (Fayrfax Series) (Monday 23 March 2015, 7.30 pm)

Christ the King – sub-plot: Henry VIII

The second in our three-concert series on the music of Robert Fayrfax and his contemporaries, setting his Latin sacred compositions within the context of the religious and political landscape of early Tudor England.

Henry VIII was a keen musician himself and regarded music as an important propaganda tool. Here some of Fayrfax’s music to Christ is set alongside paeans of praise to Henry VIII himself, the dominating figure of the first half of the 16th century.

Booking now open:

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Date: Monday 23 March 2015, 7.30 pm    Venue: Wigmore Hall, London »

Concert: Howard Assembly Room, Leeds (Wednesday 1 April 2015, 7.15 pm)

The Cardinall’s Musick performs a Tallis programme to include the Mass for Four Voices and the Lamentations (I and II).

Booking open:

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Opera North Grand Theatre, 46 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU

Date: Wednesday 1 April 2015, 7.15 pm    Venue: Howard Assembly Room, Leeds »

Concert: Wigmore Hall (Fayrfax Series) (Saturday 20 June 2015, 7.30 pm)

The Passion of Christ – sub-plot: Cardinal Wolsey

The third in our three-concert series on the music of Fayrfax, setting his Latin sacred compositions within the context of the religious and political landscape of early Tudor England.

The Passion of Christ has brought forth much powerful music, chief amongst which is the extended devotion O Maria plena virtute by Fayrfax . The sub-text of this concert is Cardinal Wolsey, Henry VIII’s principle advisor until his fall from power, including music from John Taverner, his first infirmator at Cardinal College and Nicholas Ludford.

Booking now open:

Tel 020 7935 2141

Date: Saturday 20 June 2015, 7.30 pm    Venue: Wigmore Hall, London »

Concert: Proms at St Jude’s (Friday 26 June 2015, 7.45 pm)

Music for the Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel or private chapel contained in the papal apartments in Rome is one of the most stunning artistic achievements of the world. Built between 1475 and 1483 as the palatine chapel it takes its name from the Pope who commissioned its building, Sixtus IV. It is used today not only for liturgies but also for holding the conclave to choose the pope.  The best artistry was poured into this building, most famously Michaelangelo’s decoration of the ceiling and music also was an essential part of its history. The great composers who lived, studied and worked in Rome no matter how briefly would have contributed pieces. Chief amongst their number is the masterful Palestrina represented here by a stunning mass in honour of the Virgin Mary and a selection of motets. Here also is the Spaniard Victoria who spent most of his working life in Rome together with an example of earlier writing from Master Josquin. The Sistine Chapel’s great musical secret, the Miserere of Allegri sits at the head of the second half alongside Christus resurgens, just to prove that this composer wrote more than one piece of music!

Booking opens April 20th 2015

www.promsatstjudes.org.uk

 

Date: Friday 26 June 2015, 7.45 pm    Venue: St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11