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I heard a voice from heaven: Portuguese penitential music

Saturday March 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm
St George's Church, Bloomsbury, London
in advance: £12/10, on the door: £14/ £12
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  1. Missa pro defunctis - Duarte Lôbo
  2. Lamentations a8 for Maundy Thursday - João Lourenço Rebelo
  3. Audivi vocem de caelo - Duarte Lôbo
  4. Commisa mea pavesco - Filipe de Magalhaes
  5. Lachrimans sitivit anima mea - Pedro de Cristo
  6. De profundis - Pedro de Cristo
  7. Hei mihi Domine - Pedro de Cristo
  8. Inter vestibulum - Pedro de Cristo
  9. Circumdederunt me dolores mortis - Aires Fernandez

Join us for an evening of rich Lenten music from early 17th century Portugal, all in the ideal acoustics of St George’s, Bloomsbury. The serene sonorities of Duarte Lobo’s consoling Requiem setting will be set in relief by the intensity and drama of motets by Magalhaes, Cardoso and de Cristo. The main event, however, is a rare chance to hear Rebelo’s magisterial setting of the Lamentations - a tour de force of expressive, chromatic double-choir writing.

St George's Church, Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury Way
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