Matthew Venner ALTO
Mark Dobell / Angus Smith TENOR
Donald Greig BARITONE
The Orlando Consort will be joined by the Songmen and Girls from Sheffield Cathedral choir and Abbeydale Singers.
Arguably the greatest steps forward in western musical history were made around the year 1200 at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The award-winning Orlando Consort demonstrates how radical rhythmic and harmonic developments not only allowed composers to create a stunningly beautiful and magisterial chant and polyphonic repertoire, but also determined the course of compositional development for many centuries to come.
Interweaving the music are readings from the irreverent observations on medieval life of a contemporary monk from Bury St Edmunds – “Anonymous IV” – and the concert ends with a rare performance of Perotin’s magnificent Viderunt omnes, a musical landmark that still shines brightly after 800 years.
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Members of the Orlando Consort, including Music in the Round’s Artistic Director Angus Smith, answer your questions.
"Simultaneously ravishing and reverential." Los Angeles Times
"No one ever goes away from one of their concerts without a smile of happiness at the artistic and human experience". San Diego Chronicle
"The Orlando Consort's performances are staggeringly beautiful". The Times
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