Saturday 10 June, 7.30 pm
Chapel and Gardens of The Queen's College
Music for a Summer's Evening
Morten Lauridsen: Madrigali - Six ‘Fire Songs’ on Italian Renaissance Poems
John Rutter: Hymn to the Creator of Light
Cecilia McDowall: I know that my Redeemer liveth
Followed by madrigals and part-songs in the gardens
The centrepiece of this concert is Morten Lauridsen's Madrigali. Inspired by choral masterpieces of the High Renaissance, especially the madrigals of Monteverdi and Gesualdo, the work explores the symbolic images of flames, burning and fire which abound in Italian love poetry. The lush sound world fuses the old and the new in a dramatic cycle of great beauty. The second half of the concert features madrigals and part songs performed in the stunning gardens of The Queen's College.
Tickets are available from the Tickets Oxford website, on 01865 305 305 and at the Oxford Playhouse Box Office. Tickets include a free glass of wine or soft drink.
Tuesday 15 August, 5 pm