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Renaissance: Sheppard at Night

Fri 10 Jun 2016 , 7:30 pm

Ben Rowarth and his group ‘Renaissance’ return to Durham with a programme inspired by last year’s celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Sheppard, and which, excitingly. unearths previously lost works by the sixteenth century master.

Renaissance also perform Sheppard’s magnificent Gaude Gaude Gaude Gloriosa; two new works by Ben Rowarth that take direct inspiration from the sixteenth century; the stunningly beautiful Tallis Lamentations; some of the best of William Byrd; and, from the continent, the surprisingly varied and contrasting works of Lassus, Lobo and Don Fernando De Las Infantas.

Performed with innovative use of the space at Ushaw College, this programme of music by Sheppard and his contemporaries will explore the historical turmoil that led to the breakdown in use of ‘old style’ English polyphony and development of a totally new way of writing by some composers, and all out political rebellion by others.

Time and ticket details to be confirmed


Date: Fri 10 Jun 2016

Time: 7:30 pm

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