Bartholomew Consort : Songs of Saints

Last edited by Bartholomew Consort on 11 February 2019

Venue, Timing and Cost

St Giles' Church, 10 Woodstock Road, Oxford
Sunday, 3 March 2019
£12 full price, £8 students, job seekers, disabled. Under 12s free

Music by Crequillon, Guerrero, Palestrina, Lassus, Britten, Moore, Pärt and Miškinis.

Eight compositions by composers of the Renaissance and the XXth and XXIst century each shed light on a different saint. The disciples Saint Andrew and his brother Saint Peter lived in the company of Jesus, as did Maria Magdalena, who was finally freed of her questionable status as prostitute in 1969; Saint Cecilia (d. 230), Saint Ambrose (d. 397) and Bernard of Clairvaux (d. 1153) all led exemplary lives dedicated to God, denying worldly love, possessions or comforts; the Virgin Mary, mother of God, the most meritorious saint of all, and all Angels have inspired many composers to write a wide range of powerful, imaginative and extraordinary pieces of music.

The Bartholomew Consort has been offering excellent performances of choral music in Oxford and throughout the UK and Western Europe since 2001 under
its distinguished Musical Director JanJoost van Elburg.

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