Corvus Consort: Reproaches, Lamentation & Penitence

Saturday 2nd April 2022, 19:30

An hour-long concert of choral music for Lent, exploring themes of repentance, lamentation and petitions for mercy. The programme casts works by Renaissance masters alongside music from the present day, including two settings of the ‘Improperia’ or ‘Reproaches’ published over 400 years apart. Featuring music by renowned Renaissance composers Byrd, Tallis and Victoria, as well as the lesser-known Vicente Lusitano, whose 1555 book of motets makes him Europe’s first published composer of African descent. Early music sits shoulder-to-shoulder with works from the 20th and 21st centuries, including MacMillan’s masterful Miserere, which reimagines Allegri’s iconic setting of the same text into a rich contemporary soundworld full of drama, beauty and deep emotional outpouring.

Corvus Consort
Freddie Crowley director