EARLY NIGHTS ARE BACK
We are over the moon to be bringing back our treasured Early Nights choral workshops in person and online. With smaller groups than usual – and Covid-secure precautions in place – the evenings will inevitably feel a little different, but we are hopeful they will retain the great sense of joy they brought us all before the pandemic.
MUSIC FOR ÉVORA
The first in a two-part exploration of Portuguese polyphony for Évora Cathedral
Cardinal-Prince Afonso of Portugal (1509-1540) was an influential figure in Portuguese musical history, because it was he who decided to raise the wages at Évora Cathedral, and to set up a choir school. This in turn attracted musicians of the highest quality, latterly including Manuel Mendes (c. 1547-1605) , who became mestre de capela at Évora in 1575. Thus began the golden age of Portuguese polyphony; his associates included some of the most talented and successful Portuguese composers of the period: Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650), Estêvão Brito (1570-1641) and Filipe de Magalhães (c. 1571–1652). Join us as we delve into music by these students-cum-masters, along with one by the old master himself.
We are happy to be returning to our familiar home of St Barnabas Church, Pimlico – a Covid-secure venue. Measures are in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all Platinum stakeholders. Full details of these can be found here.
A summary of the precautions:
DATES & REPERTOIRE
Monday 19th October, 19:30-21:30
Cardoso Vidi aquam
Monday 9th November, 19:30-21:30
Brito Assumpsit Jesus
Cardoso Asperges me
Monday 23rd November, 19:30-21:30
Brito De Lamentatione
Cardoso Domine, tu mihi lavas pedes
Monday 7th December, 19:30-21:30
Magalhães Asperges me
Cardoso Ecce mulier Chananea
VENUE: St Barnabas Church, St Barnabas Street, London SW1W 8PF
COST: £20 per workshop
MUSIC: Due to restrictions we regret we are unable to distribute music booklets or refreshments at present. We kindly ask participants to print their music at home, or use a tablet, and to bring a flask for the break!