Cappella Martialis, who performed for us during Advent 2014 and Easter 2015, are back to present a recital of medieval music this Eastertide. They will be accompanied by a small ensemble of semi-baroque strings (including viola da gamba) and continuo (including lute and organ).
Date: Sunday 17 April 2016
Venue: Church of St Teresa, main church
The highlight is the performance of composer Dieterich Buxtehude’s cantata cycle, “Membra Jesu Nostri”, a unique piece of work based on texts from a medieval Latin hymn, “Salve mundi salutare”. The cycle contains seven cantatas each dedicated to a different part of Christ’s crucified body. The texts are based on the concept of an observer contemplating Christ’s body on the cross starting with his feet and moving up to his knees, hands, side, breast, heart and finally his head. The musical textures change along with the vocal and instrumental arrangements as the piece progresses.
Admission is free, with a collection in aid of the poor through the Society of St Vincent de Paul at our parish. Those who would like to make a cheque donation on the night may write the cheque payable to “SSVP St Teresa”.
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