Sep 20, 2011, 1:41 PM
Gesualdo workshop with Robert Hollingworth
Gesualdo – The Lost Cantiones Sacrae
Monday 24th October, 7.00-9.30pm
St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, London EC1A 9DE
Led by Robert Hollingworth
Tickets £10 (£8 concessions, £6 Friends of the Renaissance Singers)
Gesualdo published three collections of sacred music. Two of them are often performed but his 6-voice set of ‘Sacrae Cantiones’ has remained tantalisingly out of reach because two of the six vocal lines are missing. Stravinsky tried completing three in his own style but it is not until now that scholar James Wood has completed the whole set in Gesualdo’s style, a task taking over ten years. Now for the first time in the UK, a selection is being made available for this workshop under the direction of early music expert Robert Hollingworth. As a contrast to the Gesualdo the workshop will also include a movement from Porta’s mass for three choirs.