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Cambridge Summer Music presents Armonico Consort: Supersize Polyphony 360

Thursday 12 July 2018
Our Lady and the English Martyrs Catholic Church, CB2 1JR
Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2018 presents

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Armonico Consort: Supersize Polyphony 360
Thursday 12 July 2018, 8.00pm 
Our Lady and the English Martyrs Catholic Church

Armonico Consort 
Christopher Monks director 

Alessandro Striggio Mass for 60 voices
Thomas Tallis’ Spem in Alium

Audiences may be familiar with Tallis’s mighty 40-part motet Spem in Alium, one of the glories of English church music, written around 1570. The chances are, however, that most of us will not have heard an even more epic work for 60 voices, penned a few years earlier by Tallis’s Italian contemporary Alessandro Striggio: Mass for 60 voices.

There’s some speculation that Tallis was inspired by Striggio’s work, which was the largest of its kind composed during the Renaissance. Critically acclaimed choir and instrumental ensemble Armonico Consort will encircle the audience to perform these epic works, immersing them in 360 degrees of sound.

The pieces by Tallis and Striggio will be interspersed with ethereal chants by Hildegard of Bingen and other works from the period.

Looking for these Cambridge Summer Music Festival events? We aren't selling for these particular concerts but they can be found here: 
Festival Opening Concert, King College Chapel
The Aurora Orchestra, Saffron Hall


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20:00 - 22:15

Running times are approximate and subject to change.