A visual and musical journey through the sixteenth century. ‘Lamenta’ takes the audience from the penitential world of English sacred music, into sensual and intimate European settings of ‘The Song of Songs’, through to the passionate Italian madrigals of Monteverdi; moving reflections on love, life and death.
All of this varied and stunning repertoire drawn together by new, contemporary composition by Ben Rowarth inspired by and directly interacting with earlier works within the programme.
This staged performance will use space to exciting effect and give the listener an insight into the true context of some of the finest sixteenth century vocal music: outside of the choir stalls, and in its original, intimate and intense setting.
Victoria, Gesualdo, Monteverdi, Rowarth.
Thursday 23rd February, 7.30-8.30pm
The Brunel Museum, Rotherhithe (London)
Tickets: £15, £10 Concession, £5 Student
Warning – We advise that you wrap warm up for this concert as there could be limited heating in the concert venue.