Oct 4, 2009, 5:39 PM
Siglo de Oro, a vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of Renaissance and Baroque music, in particular to the work of composers from the Iberian peninsular, was formed in 2008. The group, led by Patrick Allies, is formed of student and recent graduates from the RAM, RAM, TCM, KCL and Oxford and Cambridge. Of a recent concert in Great Yarmouth, the Eastern Daily Press said: 'this young ensemble sang a programme of sacred Renaissance works with such feeling that the effect on the listener was spiritual as well as inspirational'.
Siglo de Oro - Victoria: Requiem
On November 7th the group will be performing Victoria's exquisite Requiem (by candlelight) alongside music by his contemporaries Alonso Lobo and Sebastian de Vivanco at St Stephen's Church, Rosslyn Hill (Nearest Tube: Belsize Park).
The movements of the liturgy will be will be sung by the full choir of 17, whilst the motets will be sung by a smaller group, as the candles are gradually extinguished, leaving the church in near-darkness.
Soprano: Charlie Drummond, Charlotte Fairbairn, Harriet Jones, Helen Lewis, Kate Ludlow, Sarah Rowley
Alto: Tom Little, Fiona Mackay, Madeleine Teague
Tenor: Robert Busiakiewicz, Rupert Charlesworth, Nick Maw, Nick Scott
Bass: Jonathan Coates, Julian Leang, Sam Pantcheff, Ed Saddington
Tickets, £10 (£8 concessions) are available from 07984 449 937, email@example.com and on the door.