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The Brabant Ensemble
The Brabant Ensemble
  • A Monk’s Life: Music from the Cloisters, 1550-1620
  • Saturday 21 March 6.00pm
    The Brabant Ensemble
    £16.00 (£14.00 concessions | £6.00 under 35)

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    directed by Stephen Rice

    A Monk’s Life: Music from the Cloisters, 1550-1620

    In the years following the Council of Trent (1545-63), Catholic monasteries in Southern Germany sought to exemplify the ideas of the Counter-Reformation through reforming their lifestyle, renewing the monastic liturgy, and introducing elaborate music. Works by famous composers such as Lassus played a key role, but many monks also expressed their new-found religious confidence through masses and motets. This programme explores their creativity by tracing the life of a monk from acceptance into the cloister through to assuming the role of abbot and finally entering the heavenly kingdom.

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