Concert: Wigmore Hall, London (Fayrfax Series)

Date: Monday 8 December 2014, 7.30 pm    Venue: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP {venue link »}

Mary, Queen of Heaven

The first in a 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.  This first programme features the Missa O quam glorifica alongside music by Cornysh, Lambe and Turges.

Marian devotion and mysticism touched countless lives in late medieval England, inspiring Robert Fayrfax and musicians such as William Cornysh and Walter Lambe to create some of their finest works.

This concert also explores Tudor dynastic politics in the form of Fayrfax’s votive antiphon Aeternae laudis lilium, almost certainly commissioned by Henry VIII’s mother, Elizabeth of York.

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36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP