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Lamentation; Death and Passion

Date/Time: Wednesday 1 March, 1930

Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

Lamentation; Death and Passion

Renaissance Vocal Ensemble, directed by Ben Rowarth, presents a visual and musical journey through the 16th century, taking audiences from the penitential world of English sacred music, into the sensual and intimate European settings of 'The Song of Songs', through to the stunningly passionate Italian madrigals of Monteverdi and finishing with moving reflections of love, life and death.

Robert White's Lamentations a 6, at the centre of the programme, are set against 16th works from England (Kirbye and Parsons), Spain (Victoria) and Italy (Gesualdo and Monteverdi) which demonstrate fascinating contrasts in styles of the period.  Alongside this, two contemporary pieces by Ben Rowarth which are inspired by and directly interact with earlier works within the programme.

Tickets: £12 (adults), £10 (concessions), £5 (NUS/children), available on the door (cash or cheque only), or to reserve in advance please contact 0191 208 8463.

Part of Newcastle Early Music Festival