Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Blackdown Early Music Projects Palestrina & Gabrieli for Choirs & Instruments St John's Church Wellington Sunday 10 April 2016

CANTANTIBUS ORGANIS was published by Palestrina as a five part motet in 1575.  Later, a group of his pupils in Rome’s Capella Giulia composed a triple choir Mass based on the motet in honour of their tutor and St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music for whom the motet was originally written.

Under the direction of JanJoost van Elburg BEMP singers will perform the Missa Cantantibus organis, interspersed with multi-choir works of Gabrieli’s Venetian school, accompanied by the virtuoso English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble with Martin Perkins' inimitable chamber organ continuo.

Following Grand Baroque II in Exeter Cathedral last August, we are delighted to return to one of our favourite venues, the Parish Church of St John in Wellington, Somerset and look forward to sharing this multi-choir programme with you. 

Thank you for reading, hope to see you at 6pm on April 10th; please share this information with others and follow the link below to purchase your tickets (full price £15, students £8 and under 12s FREE).

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