Tuesday 25 April 2017

In a strange land

Jeffrey Skidmore & Ex Cathedra
As part of the Choral at Cadogan series at Cadogan Hall, Jeffrey Skidmore and Ex Cathedra are presenting 'In a strange land' on 26 April 2017, an evening exploring man’s search for heaven and earth in the Old and New World during the turbulent 16th and 17th centuries.

The concert features music of religious conflict and discovery from England, France, Holland, Spain, Mexico and Bolivia. The programme includes Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices (written for Roman Catholics in England at a time when they were proscribed), alongside music written for the Anglican church such as Gibbons O clap your hands together, Tallis’ Why fum’th in fight and If ye love me, and music from the Genevan psalter. In the New Spain (Spain's colony in America) composers had to engage with the local traditions of the indigenous people. So there is music by Lobo, and Missa Ego flos campi by Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, a Spanish composer who moved to Mexico to write music for New Spain, and there will also be music from the Latin American Baroque infused with evocative, indigenous imagery.

 Full details from the Cadogan Hall website.

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