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Maestros del Monasterios
10 January 2017 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm| £15.00
A concert of unknown early music from Madrid “Maestros of the Spanish Monasteries”
Blackdowns Early Music Projects (first project in the 2017 series).
Sunday January 15th at 6pm
Parish Church of St John the Baptist in Wellington.
Concert location: TA21 8QY
Tickets: At door, via Taunton Visitor Centre, Wellington Community Office or from www.blackdownsearlymusic.co.uk
or direct by ringing BEMP on 01884-849172. Prices: £15 (£8 students, under 12s free)
This choral programme reveals music composed by highly accomplished musicians of the Spanish Habsburg court from the mid 1500s through to the 1700s for which the music was only printed about 20 years ago as part of the Spanish arts and culture project by forgotten composers such as Miguel Ambiela, José Picanyol, and Matias Juan de Veana. Probably not heard for over 300 years, this unusual music certainly deserves a good audience!
Some of the music is written in a grand polychoral style in 8 and 12 parts, with singers who come from all over the UK and Holland; they will be accompanied by highly respected early instrumentalists, Frances Kelly (harp), Peter McCarthy (violone) and Martin Perkins (chamber organ), all directed by principal director JanJoost van Elburg.
Next concert: Grand Baroque III in Exeter Cathedral on August 28th 2017 (less known German Baroque masterpieces).