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In common with many musical groups, we were unable to perform during the lockdown owing to restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time we found alternative ways of bringing Renaissance music to you, which we hope to continue now that we are back to live performance.
We are incredibly grateful to our generous supporters for their kind donations over recent months, which have helped to sustain the choir. Any donations you feel able to give us will enable us to continue to bring you online content and to present concerts now that restrictions allow.
Virtual Renaissance Singers
Verdelot - Beata es Virgo
We are delighted to present our first virtual choir offering which enables us to sing together and bring the music we love to our audience.
E V E N T S
Saturday 2 April 2022, 7.30pm
St Giles in the fields
60 St Giles High Street
London, WC2H 8LG
Directed by Gareth Wilson
Sebástian de Vivanco deserves to be better known. One of Victoria’s most accomplished contemporaries, his 400th anniversary falls in 2022. To celebrate we are delighted to be performing his beautiful Missa In Manus Tuas a8 from a new performing edition.
Along with other motets by Vivanco, our programme will include works by the obscure Diego de Bruceña (1567-1622), recently brought to light by Professor Michael Noone as he investigates music printing in early 17th century Salamanca.
Below: the Cathedral (Sé) at Miranda do Douro, Portugal, where the single surviving copy of the music of Diego de Bruceña is found.
Advance Tickets: £12/ £10 (concessions) to 30 March
£14/ £12 (concession) thereafter.