Monday, 5 March 2012

Starling Octet Renaissance Choral Music Recital "The Passion of Polyphony" at Broadclyst Church This Weekend - on Saturday Evening 10th March PRESS RELEASE (from Jonathan Croley)

The Starling Octet on Remembrance Day 2011
Singing Herbert Howells' Requiem at Pinhoe Church
(11 November 2011)

The Passion of Polyphony
Choral Music Recital
Broadclyst Church
Saturday 10 March 7pm

The Starling Octet presents a choral recital of the intricate music of the Renaissance.The evening will comprise a full programme exploring a rich variety of composers’ works, including an interval with refreshments. The concert starts at 7pm and tickets will be available on the night at the church from 6.30pm.

Following the Starling Octet's well-received candle-lit Howells' Requiem on Remembrance Day, the octet is pleased to announce the programme for its next concert on 10 March 2012 at Broadclyst parish church.

The programme features some beautiful examples of the intricate eight-part polyphonic style of the Renaissance period, by composers who are widely accepted as the masters of their craft: among them Byrd, Palestrina, Tallis, Gibbons and Victoría.

For those of you who are familiar with the style, you will be treated to some popular favourites as well as some lesser known, but nevertheless stunning pieces of music. If you are new to Renaissance choral music, this concert will be a superb introduction to the style.

About the Starling Octet:

The Starling Octet's members have 'flocked' together from across England and as far as Australia, regularly rehearsing at the Exeter University's music department. Drawn together by a love of making choral music, the octet’s members are music students, recitalists and teachers who compose, rehearse, perform and conduct in university, concert and cathedral settings both in England and Europe. Together their aim is to breathe life into and share the most beautiful and lesser known choral works from a wide ranging repertoire - from the earliest of English & European church music through to contemporary and folk works from many styles around the world.

Many thanks toKim Nettleton-Croley for sending in this glorious poster giving full details of the concert:

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