The Sarum Consort: Palestrina and the End of the Renaissance

Palestrina’s enormous influence and importance in 16th century music was honoured in 1584 by the composition of Missa Cantantibus organis Caecilia, a remarkable collaboration by seven of Palestrina’s colleagues and students. Yet only ten years later the great composer was dead and a seismic shift was underway in sacred music. This fascinating programme demonstrates why Palestrina was so highly regarded, and showcases the innovative new style of sacred music that would ultimately supplant Palestrina’s perfection of counterpoint.

Palestrina et al: Missa Cantantibus organis Caecilia

Palestrina: Tu es Petrus

Palestrina: Hodie Christus natus est

Palestrina: Magnificat a primi toni

Monteverdi: Pulchra es amica mea

Cima: Beata es Virgo Maria

Agazzari: Beatus vir

Viadana: O dulcis amor Jesu

Ugolini: Beata es Virgo Maria

20 April 2024 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

St Martin's Church

Ticket Prices:
£15 / Concessions £12 / Students £5

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The Sarum Consort

Described as "the jewel in the crown of Salisbury music", The Sarum Consort is a professional choral ensemble that has been presenting innovative and compelling programmes ever since its debut in 1992. It has a reputation as one of the UK's leading early music ensembles, receiving critical acclaim for both recordings and concert performances. "... The Sarum Consort sings everything with poised intensity and does this lovely music every possible justice" - BBC Music Magazine