Music and Conflict
Saturday 10 March 2018, 7.30pm
St Lawrence Church, Bovingdon
Faure – Cantique de Jean Racine
Palestrina – Missa Papae Marcelli
Frank Martin – Mass for Double Choir
Nigel Short – The Dying Solider
Written centuries apart, Palestrina’s and Martin’s masses both speak of conflict in their own way. Palestrina apparently wrote his mass for the Council of Trent, and a plea for the continued use of polyphony in the liturgy. Martin famously wrote his ethereal Mass for Double Choir in a fervour of religious conflict, never intending it to be performed. Nigel Short’s The Dying Solider provides a direct reference to the centenary of the end of World War 1.
Tickets £12 in advance (£6 under 18s) from Brigid Brennan on 07881 785299 or online.