Chamber Choir

The Road to Renaissance

From brilliant Brumel to brand-new Barnard

Thursday 23 March 2023, 19:30 - 21:30
St Peter's Eaton Squaremap ]
119 Eaton Square
London SW1W 9AL

Orlando Chamber Choir
Jessica Norton, guest director

Antoine Brumel was a 15th-century musical superstar whose works were performed throughout Europe and enjoyed by Luther and the Pope alike. When Jacob Obrecht died in Ferrara, one of Europe’s main cultural centres, Brumel was offered his highly-paid post for life. His compositions combine medieval rhythms with smooth polyphony, picked up from his teacher Josquin des Prez, and adds complex canons to impress his contemporaries (and us!). This blend helped create the rich language of the Renaissance, to which Brumel’s Franco-Flemish contemporaries added their voices, distributing their enlightened compositions throughout Europe...

...and on to Britain where, in 2022, composer Richard Barnard took inspiration from Brumel’s Da pacem to produce an even more canonic companion piece, dedicated to Lucy Goddard and Orlando Chamber Choir.

Join us on our Road to Renaissance – and beyond!


Johannes Regis (c.1425 - c.1496)
Josquin des Prez (c.1450 - 1521)
Inviolata, integra et casta es
In te, Domine, speravi
Mille regretz
Adieu mes amours
Jacob Obrecht (c.1457 - 1505)
Beata es, Maria
Loyset Compère (c.1445 - 1518)
Scaramella fa la galla
Antoine Brumel (c.1460 - c.1512)
Sicut lilium inter spinas
Da pacem
Tous les regretz
Laudate Dominum
O Domine Jesu Christe
Richard Barnard (1977 - )
Da pacem (world premiere)
Philippe Verdelot (c.1480 - c.1532)
Fuggi, cor mio
Madonna, qual certezza
Gran dolor di mia vita
Con soave parlar