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Dunelm Consort: Divine Profanity

27/11/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

£4 – £8

Join the Dunelm Consort as they explore the fascinating relationship between sacred and secular music in the Renaissance and early Baroque in the sublime acoustic of Hild Bede Chapel.

The first half will explore the Renaissance compositional techniques of Parody and Paraphrase – constructing polyphony around existing secular melodies, chansons and motets. We will construct a complete setting of the Mass with each movement taken from different composers and based on different melodies. Music is to include settings from Taverner, Lassus, Josquin and a premier of Jacob Obrecht’s ‘Missa L’homme arme’ edited by student, Matthew McCullough.

In celebration of the 450th year since the birth of Claudio Monteverdi, the second half will look at the composer’s music in relation to the poet Anquilino Coppini. Under the employment of the Church, Coppini took Monteverdi’s secular and often risque madrigals and replaced the text with his own Latin religious poetry. We will be performing eight of the most beautiful of these contrafracta from his third, fourth, and fifth books.

Important Event Information

Doors Open: 7pm
Ticket Prices: Adult £8, Student £5
Music Durham Member Tickets: £4
Ticket Availability:  Tickets available online until 5pm on the day of the concert
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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£4 – £8
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Hild Bede Chapel
College of St. Hild and St. Bede
Durham, DH1 1SZ


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