From the Conductor's Stand
The Renaissance Singers are currently unable to perform public concerts or offer public workshops due to the current pandemic. We are really missing singing and sharing music with our audience in these un-precedented times. We have therefore been exploring other ways of engaging with our audience in the period before we are able to perform publicly once more.
We are therefore delighted to offer you a series of video talks from our Musical Director, David Allinson, providing thoughtful insight into the history and structure of a number of our favourite pieces. We know our audience is packed with knowledgeable people who love this repertoire as much as we do, so this is a chance to look a little deeper at individual works, in the company of a friendly guide. The talks are not intended to be comprehensive or overly academic; they offer one informed view of a piece, a ‘way in’ for those who wish to deepen their experience of singing and hearing this music. These videos can be found here:
Episode 1 - Victoria - Alma Redemptoris Mater
Episode 2 - Victoria - Salve Regina
Episode 3 - Morales - Salva Nos, Stella Maris
Episode 4 - Lobo - Versa est in Luctum
In common with many musical groups, we are currently unable to perform owing to restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. We are looking to find alternative ways of bringing Renaissance music to you in these difficult times. We are very much looking forward to being able to sing together and perform once more in the future. In the meantime, we would be incredible grateful for any donations you feel able to give us to enable us to continue to bring you this content and to present concerts in the future when restrictions allow.
Virtual Renaissance Singers
The Renaissance Singers are not current able to sing together due to government restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst, we are unable to rehearse or perform public concerts, we are finding different ways to connect and share the music which we love with our audiences.
We are therefore delighted to share our first virtual choir performance of Verdelot's Beata es Virgo Maria with you