Ex Cathedra Consort & Continuo
Jeffrey Skidmore conductor
This bittersweet Lenten programme explores the development of the oratorio with glorious music by Carissimi, Charpentier, Monteverdi, Gesualdo and Anerio – whose publication Teatro armonico spirituale di madrigali lends the concert its name. Jephte makes a rash vow and sacrifices his daughter, but not before she sings an agonisingly beautiful lament. St. Peter denies Christ three times before the cock crows.
We are delighted to have been invited to give this concert as Codsall Community Arts Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary, and to have opportunity to give the world premiere of Nimrod Borenstein’s new work, commissioned for this concert.
Borenstein and there was light (10’ – world premiere)
Carissimi Jephte (25’)
Charpentier Le reniement de St Pierre (12’)
‘rising finely to that wondrously poignant final lament‘ (The Independent)
Save the date! Booking available from 22 January, full details via the link above.