Diary

Last updated: 21 June 2016

For more information on concerts, special services and workshops I am giving in the next few months, please see below:

Event Information:

  • Mon
    03
    Sep
    2018
    Sat
    08
    Sep
    2018

    Residential Singing Week: Golden Age Portuguese polyphony in Évora

    Évora, Portugal

    A singing holiday for Run by Singers. Full details and booking form here.

    A special week of early C17th century Portuguese sacred music.

    The three greatest composers of the time, Manuel Cardoso, Duarte Lobo and Filipe de Magalhães, all sang and studied at the cloister school under the same teacher, Manuel Mendes (c.1547-1605). They went on to write mass settings of astonishing suavity, and motets of searing emotional intensity, as they spiced the inherited idiom of Palestrina with the chromaticism of the new baroque. The week climaxes with a concert in Évora Cathedral.