Golden Age of Spain and the New World is theme for next Pro Nobis Singers concert (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Golden Age of Spain and the New World is theme for next Pro Nobis Singers concert
CLIVE Walkley’s Pro Nobis Singers are going all Spanish for their St Thomas’s Church concert at Kendal, on Saturday, June 16 (7.30pm). Members of the audience will be invited in their imaginations to exchange the modern décor of an English church for the ornate splendour of a Spanish cathedral.
Entitled Music from the Golden Age of Spain and the New World, the singers are joined by the professional early music group QuintEssential - a group of cornett and sackbut players who performed at the Lake District Summer Music 2010 festival. QuintEssential is very much in demand for concerts in the UK and abroad as well as being engaged in educational work.
The players will be joining the choir and organist, Ann Bond, in vocal music by composers all working in Spanish and New World cathedrals in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Few, if any, Spanish composers of this time are household names; perhaps the most celebrated is Francisco Guerrero from Seville. Featured from Puebla, in Mexico, is the work of Juan Gutiérrez Padilla; his mass Ego flos campi, which Pro Nobis are including in their programme, has been recorded twice in recent years.
Pro Nobis conductor Clive Walkley said it was the first time that an all-Spanish programme of early music has been presented in Kendal and that much of the music in the programme had only been uncovered during the last 50 years.
Ticket information is available on 01539-723482 or at www.pronobis-singers.com.