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Alonso Lobo: Missa Beata Dei genitrix

Saturday 18th March 2017 - 7:30pm

Pre-concert talk by Bruno Turner - 7pm

St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, EC1A 2DQ


Director: David Allinson

To mark 400 years since the death of Alonso Lobo – pupil of Francisco Guerrero and one of Spain’s greatest composers – we were delighted to present the first performance of Bruno Turner’s newly-made edition of the beautiful Missa Beata Dei genitrix. Written in a rich and closely-wrought style, it is one of only two Mass settings by Lobo for six voices.


We also sang some of the most impressive music: the impassioned Lamentations, the monumental double-choir Ave Maria and his powerful masterpiece written on the death of Philip II of Spain, Versa est in luctum.


The concert was preceded by a talk from the President of the Renaissance Singers, Bruno Turner.

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