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When

Fri 19 Feb, 7.30PM - SOLD OUT

 

1hr 45min including interval



Price

Standard $47.50
Friends $41
Includes BOCS booking fee

 

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SE LA FACE AY PALE

THE HILLIARD ENSEMBLE

Don't miss a night of pure vocal splendour as The Hilliard Ensemble perform sublime sacred music by two Renaissance masters and from the medieval Abbey of St Martial de Limoges.

The foremost composer of Renaissance Europe, Guillaume Dufay's exquisite four-part mass Se la Face ay Pale, with its overlapping waves of ethereal sound, established the dominant composition style of the age. Successor Josquin des  Prez's works are characterised by melodic splendour, technical genius and breathtaking creative ingenuity.

Guillaume Dufay Missa Se la Face ay Pale
Interspersed with: Josquin des Prez De Profundis, Victimae paschali, Tu solus qui facis mirabilia, Planxit autem David, Ave Maria, O bone et dulcissime Iesu
St Martial Manuscript Victimae paschali, Oi Dex! Quam brevis, Natus est rex

About the Hilliard Ensemble

One of the world's finest vocal chamber groups, The Hilliard Ensemble are virtually unrivalled for their mastery of medieval, Renaissance and modern chamber vocal music. Their distinctive style and superb musicianship extends to a cappella performances, collaborations with the foremost composers and performers and regular appearances with the world's finest orchestras.

Now in their 35th year, the ensemble's laurels are numerous, including work with famed composers Arvo Pärt and Heiner Goebbels, celebrated performances with the New York and London Philharmonics and a long, award-winning relationship with the prestigious ECM record label.

The Hilliard Ensemble continue to perform nearly 100 concerts each year worldwide, constantly in demand in Europe, Japan, the USA and Canada. They make their first appearance in Perth in 27 years.

COUNTERTENOR DAVID JAMES
TENOR ROGERS COVEY-CRUMP
TENOR STEVEN HARROLD
BARITONE GORDON JONES





This quartet … have an impeccable sense of pitch and a human quality that many early-music singers seem to avoid. They sing less like angels than like people in the throes of profound devotion. THE BOSTON PHOENIX  MORE >



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Canto Ostinato
Peter Grimes