The Great Mystery

Saterday 5 December 4.30pm (Sold Out)

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Directed by Rory McCleery

Discover the mystery of Christmas threaded through this 60-minute sequence for voices, framed by Palestrina’s majestic double-choir mass and Magnificat. Motets that once rang through the Sistine Chapel. At the heart of the programme are Palestrina’s exquisite O magnum mysterium and a beautiful setting of the Inviolata, written by the Afro-Portuguese composer Vicente Lusitano in homage to his predecessor Josquin Des Prez.

Exemplary one-to-a-part performances .. the singing is as impassioned as it is effortlessly elegant‘ BBC Music Magazine

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Event Date: 05/12/2020 4:30 pm

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