Saturday, October 20, 2012

nov 2 | songs of the cloisters | christ church cathedral

Early Music Vancouver presents presents
Songs of the Cloisters
Virtuoso Music from 17th-Century Italian Nunneries
performed by Cappella Artemisia

nov 2 | 8pm (pre-concert introduction 7:15)
christ church cathedral

An intriguing programme of recently unearthed vocal and instrumental music of the 16th and 17th century, much of it written behind convent walls where both composition and performance were officially forbidden. An early example of the women's movement, expressed through the power of music, this music also reveals these extraordinarily beautiful works, often written in secret, and in many cases now being heard for the first time since they were first created.


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