“Dutch Renaissance Masters – glittering choral treasures from the time of Breughel” is the title of a concert to be given by The Renaissance Choir on 24 March at 7.30pm in St Peter’s Church, Petersfield.
The main composer to feature is Orlando di Lasso, a Franco-Flemish composer of the late Renaissance.
As with Renaissance painters, light and shade are familiar themes in Lassus’ writing, at one moment shadowing the listener in darkness, only to burst into joyous light in the next.
In order to provide balance to the intense beauty of the sacred pieces being sung, the choir will also sing some of the jaunty secular pieces commonly heard across Northern Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries.
The Clarinet and Piano Monington Duo will provide further contrast to the programme, with music from The Netherlands. Clarinettist Rob Blanken is a widely respected player with Dutch origins; his partner, Karen Kingsley, is The Renaissance Choir’s favourite concert pianist.
Read more about the concert at the link below.