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FUTURE PERFORMANCES

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THE CHRISTMAS RENAISSANCE ROAD TRIP

All Saints' Blackheath 

Join the Iken Scholars at All Saints' Blackheath for a concert exploring the whole history of renaissance choral music through the music written for the Christmas season!

From Paris to Mexico via Burgundy, Oxford, Munich, Rome, Madrid and Seville. We'll perform some of the most celebrated motets and antiphons of the greatest composers over a four-hundred year stretch! Mouton, Josquin, Victoria, Palestrina, Lassus and Guerrero will all feature in this wide-ranging programme.

Hold on to your hats: this will be an exciting ride!

REPERTOIRE 

Viderunt omens, Pérotin

Praeter rerum seriem, Josquin dez Prez

Nesciens mater, Mouton

Beata es Virgo Maria, Verdelot

Reges tharis, Sheppard

Agnus Dei, from Missa Puer natus est, Tallis

This day Christ was born, Byrd

Omnes de saba venient, Lassus

O magnum mysterium, Palestrina

Hodie Christus natus est, Palestrina

Alma redemptoris mater, Victoria

Joseph filli David, Padilla

TICKETS

£15 on the door or via Eventbrite here

DIRECTIONS

All Saints' Blackheath here

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PALESTRINA: THE LOST YEARS

All Saints' Blackheath 

The middle part of Palestrina's life was marked by personal tragedy and ushered in a period with little to no musical output. What followed was remarkable. In this concert we'll look at the years leading up to Palestrina's 'lost years' and what happened on the far side, with wide-ranging impacts for the high Renaissance!

REPERTOIRE 

To be announced.

TICKETS

£15 on the door or via Eventbrite.

DIRECTIONS

All Saints' Blackheath here

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MEXICAN POLYPHONY

All Saints' Blackheath 

The Spanish conquest of Central Mexico in the early sixteenth-century is one of the defining moments of the early modern period. An hundred years on and Puebla (south of Mexico City) has a grand new cathedral, and the expertise and funds to instigate a musical tradition to rival its European counterparts. In this concert we will examine the music that was exported to Puebla and indeed the superb output of the Pueblan composer Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla. But at what cost?

REPERTOIRE 

To be announced.

TICKETS

£15 on the door or via Eventbrite.

DIRECTIONS

All Saints' Blackheath here

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE GODS

All Saints' Blackheath 

The Renaissance saw a resurgence of interest in the culture of Classical Antiquity, so called ‘Humanism’. This interest impacted ideas about aesthetics, art and architecture, literature and, of course, music. This concert will explore its impact on the musical world: from the texts being set, to compositional techniques.

REPERTOIRE 

To be announced.

TICKETS

£15 on the door or via Eventbrite.

DIRECTIONS

All Saints' Blackheath here

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Further forthcoming concerts

Looking beyond these announced concerts and dates, we are pleased to say our pipeline of additional concert projects includes:

  • The Ikens Do Christmas 2024

  • In the House of Burgundy: A look at the crucible of Renaissance polyphony in the Low Countries

  • Palestrina - the Last Years: A look at the final years of Palestrina's career and his role in establishing the first professional musician's guild in Rome

  • Music for the Royal Household: A look at extraordinary story of music in England under the House of Tudor

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