Underground Renaissance, April 11-12, 2015
UNDERGROUND RENAISSANCE (click here for tickets)
Saturday, April 11, 7:30 pm, St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis
Sunday, April 12, 2:00 pm, Nativity of Our Lord, St. Paul
William Byrd | Mass for Four Voices and Vigilate
Thomas Tallis | Lamentations of Jeremiah, 2nd Set
Weelkes, Bennet, Morley | excerpts from The Triumphs of Oriana
For the first time in the ensemble’s history, The Singers present a concert of music solely from the Renaissance era. As the political and religious winds changed rapidly throughout the Tudor Era, WILLIAM BYRD composed his Mass for Four Voices late in life after a conversion to the Catholic Church (while serving the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I). The Singers also will share portions of The Triumphs of Oriana, a 1601 madrigal collection assembled by THOMAS MORLEY in the Queen’s honor.