Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bart's Continues 8/19
The Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bart's continues on Sunday, August 19 at 11 am with a service featuring Lassus's Missa Bell' Amphitrit' altera.
Flemish by birth, Italian by training, and Bavarian by choice, Orlandus Lassus (c.1532-1594) was a prolific composer of immense vitality. Although he spent most of his career at the Bavarian ducal chapel in Munich, his fame covered the continent. One of the most versatile composers of the Renaissance - and one of the most prolific of all time - Lassus wrote over 2,000 works in all the Latin, French, Italian and German vocal genres of his time. He is considered to be the chief representative of the mature polyphonic style of the Franco-Flemish school. St. Bartholomew's Choir will offer his Missa Bell' Amphitrit' altera, an extraordinarily rich work in 8 voices, for double choir.
This event is the third in a series of four Summer Festival services in August featuring music of the greatest masters of the Renaissance including works by Josquin, Taverner, Lassus and Palestrina.
St. Bartholomew's Choir will be conducted by Paolo Bordignon.