Saturday 8 December: Registration 10.00am
A Choral Workshop
£15.00 (£10.00 students and observers)
directed by James Weeks
A un niño llorando Spanish Marian and Christmas music
The Virgin Mary holds a special significance in the works of Spanish Golden Age composers, inspiring
them to heights of musical rapture unparalleled in Renaissance music. The workshop will explore
this devotion manifested in sumptuously-textured motets by Victoria, climaxing in his sublime 8-part
setting of the Salve Regina. We will also explore some of the charming villancicos of Guerrero, simple
polyphonic vernacular songs for the Christmas season.
The workshop is open to all voices (SSAATTBB) with confident sight-reading skills.
Please note there is a £1.50 administration charge per transaction