Spanish Gold - Guerrero and the Andalusian School

20 Nov 2021
7:30 pm
All Saints Weston
Esher
KT10 8JL

The Ripieno Choir invite you to indulge in the musical world of 16th century Spain. At the very heart of the European Renaissance, this was a heady time of riches, power and dominance; a time of Conquistadors, Imperialists, and the Inquisition; a time of grand buildings, religious fervour, and artistic exploration. The breadth of musical innovation at the time will be demonstrated with music from composers of the Andalusian school, led by Francisco Guerrero, Alonso Lobo and Cristóbal de Morales.

The music from the Andalusia region of Spain is one of the glories of the Renaissance era: it is beautiful and direct, with an expressive range from the intimate to the grand and magnificent. The polyphony of Guerrero’s Missa Surge Propera glows with an inner sonority, while his Ave Virgo Sanctissima is regarded as the quintessentially perfect Marian motet. Lobo’s funeral motet Versa est in luctum is simply a beautiful piece.

With The Ripieno Choir being joined by the world famous His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, this promises to be an evening of thrilling choral and brass music.

As part of our Covid-19 measures, all musicians will undergo Lateral Flow Tests on the day of the concert.

Tickets: £18 in advance, £20 on night, £5 under 18s

Available through: www.ripienochoir.org.uk/tickets or

email: vox@ripienochoir.org.uk or

phone: 020 8399 2714

 

Presented by The Ripieno Choir

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