Ensemble Eborensis, March 6

bvm_banner50A weekend full of polyphony. Today I just had a concert and tomorrow I’ll be singing and conducting Ensemble Eborensis, 6 March, 17h00, at the church of St John of God, in Montemor-o-Novo (near Évora), the city where this Saint was born. This concert features our 3-voice programme “De Beata Virgine Maria: Polyphony and Plainchant of the Sixteenth Century”.

We will be performing motets and verses from hymns for 3 voices (SST or SAT) by Spanish composers such as Cristóbal de Morales and Juan Esquivel, and Portuguese such as Duarte Lobo and Manuel Cardoso and Francisco Martins. The plainchant centers around the feast of the Purification of the Virgin, the several antiphons for Vespers and Matins, from the 16th-century choir books that belonged to the Cistercian monastery of S. Bento de Cástris, near Évora. I’ll also be singing some antiphons from the Matins office for the feast of St John of God, since the feast will be next Tuesday.

Advertisements

One Comment Add yours

  1. gelsobianco says:

    Thank you.
    gb:)

    Like

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s