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Italian Baroque at Ely Cathedral – Le Concert Spirituel
June 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Part of Aldeburgh Festival.
The Aldeburgh Festival returns to Ely Cathedral for the first time in over fifty years to present an extraordinary multi-choir mass setting. Benevolo has been little heard in modern times, until Hervé Niquet’s ensemble’s recent championing of his richly textured and highly original sacred works.
Orazio Benevolo’s mass is an astonishing spectacle and a ravishing listening experience, with eight choirs (each with their own conductor and instrumental ensemble) arrayed around Ely Cathedral’s Octagon, submerging the audience under waves of polyphony. Performed in a sequence alongside sumptuous choral motets and instrumental flourishes from his Italian musical forbears and leavened with the purity of plainchant, this is a bewitching, extravagant highpoint of the Italian baroque.
Tickets £20, £10 (unreserved) available from our website or from Box Office: 01353 660349
All tickets from £25 to £5 – available online from snapemaltings.co.uk or at the Snape Maltings Box Office (01728 687110)