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Continuum Choir with conductor Harry Guthrie, performing in Clare Chapel

Date: Saturday 16 March 2024, 7.30pm
Location: Clare College Chapel, Trinity Lane Cambridge CB2 1TL
Booking: via Eventbrite

Concert Programme

Join Continuum in the Chapel of Clare College Cambridge for a programme tracing Lent through music from the Iberian Peninsula.

The programme uses the seven liturgical verses of the Latin hymn, Vexilla Regis, as a foundation for traversing the rich textual and compositional connections found in Iberian music. With chant interspersed with polyphonic settings, vernacular carols and hymns from the Iberian Peninsula, the concert reimagines the liturgical Vexilla Regis in a retrospective and contemporary context. The programme culminates in a new extended commission by Cambridge-based Carlos Rodríguez Otero that draws its inspiration from this Iberian musical tradition. The commission is generously supported by Professor Eric Nye.

Works performed will include Alonso Lobo’s Versa est in Luctum, Tomas Luis de Victoria’s Magnificat Primi Toni, Francisco Guerrero’s Ave Virgo Sanctisimma and lesser known Spanish motets and songs including a selection of Guerrero’s Villancicos and King Alfonso X’s Cantigas de Santa Maria.

To access the venue, enter Clare College through the Porter’s Lodge on Trinity Ln, and ask to be directed to the Chapel for the Continuum Choir concert.

Tickets available on Eventbrite.