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Land of Pope and Glory (Armonico Consort & Baroque Players)

4th October 2019 7:30 pm

 

Armonico Consort & Baroque Players

The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble

Directed by Christopher Monks

with Guest Narrator Timothy West

A musical evening capturing the enchanted journey through the extraordinary history of the Papacy – trekking through tales of greatness and intellect, whilst stumbling upon Papal times the church would prefer long forgotten.

‘The church in Rome and Italy has inspired some of the greatest choral music ever written, be it Allegri’s ‘Miserere Mei’ to Palestrina’s epic Masses and the incredible works of Monteverdi. When I heard that Pope Stephen VI posthumously tried his predecessor for multiple offences, going to the extent of having his body exhumed and placed on trial – carrying on to bark interrogation at the deceased, in addition to other stories of greatness and inspiration spread throughout history, I realised that there must be a concert programme in this extraordinary subject!’ Christopher Monks – Artistic Director

Fascinating tales of incredible leadership and faithfulness are balanced with those that are as hilariously absurd as they are shocking! Featuring groups of choirs and soloists placed around the Forum Theatre, these incredible tales will be illustrated with music from the greatest Italian church composers. Armonico Consort, with the help of the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble will guide you through the musical heritage inspired by this great institution.

Details

Date:
4th October 2019
Time:
7:30 pm
Event Category:

Other

Price:
£24.64, £21.28 & £17.92
Prices include 12% booking fee
Show Times:
7.30pm