A concert of breathtaking but neglected royal music by Sheppard, Mouton, Byrd, de Monte and l’Héritier, performed in two striking churches with stunning acoustics by a new chamber choir formed of singers from The Royal Academy of Music, The Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Trinity College of Music, King’s College London, St John’s College Cambridge and Clare College Cambridge.
All Saints, West Dulwich
Sunday, September 14th
Lovelace Road, SE21 8JY
St George’s Bloomsbury
Saturday, September 20th
Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2HR
Tickets (£10/£5 concessions) are available from 07984 449 937, firstname.lastname@example.org or on the door.
Siglo de Oro is a newly-formed chamber choir. Its aim is to give passionate yet disciplined performances of renaissance music. The group’s name is taken from a Spanish phrase used to describe a ‘golden age’ of the arts that began in the late 15th century and lasted for a period of 200 years. Music by Spanish composers of the period, and in particular that of Guerrero, Victoria and Morales will form a key part of the group’s repertoire, but further to this, the name expresses the group’s dedication to music of this period.
The programme for these concerts encompasses a wide range of music written for and sung in the royal chapels of renaissance Europe, including Jean Mouton’s masterpiece Nesciens Mater, William Byrd’s lamenting Peccantem me Quotidie and Jean l'Héritier’s spine-tingling Surrexit Pastor Bonus.
All Saints, West Dulwich (SE21 8JY)
All Saints West Dulwich is located on Lovelace Road, close to the junction with Rosendale Road.
Nearest Train Stations: West Dulwich (from Victoria) and Tulse Hill (from London Bridge and Blackfriars)
Buses: 2, 3, 201, E13, 68, 196, 315, 322, 468, 432.
St George’s, Bloomsbury (WC1A 2HR)
St George’s Bloomsbury is located on Bloomsbury Way, two minutes walk from the British Museum.
Nearest Tube: Holborn or Tottenham Court Road
Buses: 1, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98, 242.