Thursday 18 August 7pm, St Mary's Church, South Creake
MARIAN CONSORT "Music for the Queen of Heaven"
A programme of music from the Renaissance to the present day by BRITTEN, BYRD, DODGSON, LUDFORD, McDOWALL, PANUFNIK, PARSONS, TALLIS, and WEIR
Rory McLeery’s vocal ensemble performs rich and varied programme of renaissance and contemporary works to reflect on Mary, who has been celebrated and venerated in Catholic motets and antiphons since the Middle Ages.
Works range from the simple lullaby by Stephen Dodgson, miraculous cascades of sound by Tallis, Britten’s Hymn to the Virgin, Roxana Panufnik’s complex and emotional Magnificat and Judith Weir’s ebullient Ave Regina Caelorum.
The Marian Consort vocal ensemble was founded and is directed by Rory McCleery, countertenor, conductor and academic.
The group give performances in the USA and throughout Europe and the UK and in the spring of 2020 make their first visit to Japan with concerts in Tokyo, Nagoya and Nishinomiya where they will perform their programme ‘Singing in Secret: music from recusant Catholic England.’
Other highlights this season include performances at the Cambridge Early Music Festival, in Truro Cathedral and the Three Choirs Festival in Worcester where they will perform a new work by Dani Howard.
The Consort’s repertory extends from Renaissance music to the works of contemporary British composers.