St James’ Music Series presents The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, UK, directed by Graham Ross, one of England's most respected choral ensembles at St James’ Anglican Church, March 22 2019 at 7.30 pm.
The thirty-two voices-strong ensemble of the Choir of Clare College give a complete performance of the celebrated Requiem of 1605, Tomás Luis de Victoria’s final composition, a work of beguiling beauty and splendid simplicity interwoven with English and Spanish Passiontide motets by Tallis, Byrd, Victoria, and others.
Victoria’s Requiem can be seen as the summation of both his art and the Spanish Renaissance tradition. The beautiful plainsong on which it is structured can be heard arching through the texture, forming a delicate and flowing line throughout. This will be the first time the choir performs on Canada's west coast as they embark on a tour to Canada, USA and Mexico with ‘A Lenten Sequence’.
Tickets here: sjmusic.ca
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