orlando

Chamber Choir

(Re)Naissance

Revive a Renaissance masterpiece and witness the birth of a new motet

Saturday 24 July 2010, 10:00 - 16:00
St Mary Aldermarymap ]
Watling Street
London EC4M 9BW

Orlando Chamber Choir
James Weeks, director

A workshop with Orlando Chamber Choir directed by James Weeks focusing on Victoria's six-part Requiem, one of the masterpieces of Renaissance music. The programme also includes a motet by James Weeks written for Orlando Chamber Choir - an exciting opportunity to work on a new composition with its composer and to participate in a world premiere! The day ends with an informal concert.

James Weeks' motet is part of a larger composition called Orlando Tenebrae commissioned by Orlando Chamber Choir for first performance in March 2011. The choir wishes to thank the BBC Performing Arts Fund, Choral Ambition Scheme for its financial support of this commission.

Programme details

Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548 - 1611)
Requiem Officium Defunctorum
James Weeks (1978 - )
Ecce quomodo moritur justus