Concert: The Three Kings, York Early Music Christmas Festival

Date: Thursday 1 December 2011, 7.30 pm    Venue: York Minster Chapter House {venue link »}

A programme which celebrates the journey of the Wise Men to the infant Jesus. The music is drawn from across Renaissance Europe but features the opulent Missa Ego flos campi by Padilla, the Spaniard who spent most of his life working in Mexico. This eight-part Mass is set alongside motets by Victoria and the timeless melodies of Gregorian chant.The second half features the magnificent set of Mass Propers for the Feast of the Epiphany by William Byrd alongside three thrusting motets by Palestrina and the extraordinary chromatic motet Mirabile mysterium by Jacob Handl.