Ex Cathedra 2024-25 Latin American Baroque: Ritual 1631

Wednesday 12 March 2025 19:00

This event is not bookable online. Please call the box office on 01432 340555 or pop into the foyer to book in person.

Tickets from: £5.00 to £37.50

Event Information

EX CATHEDRA Consort & Baroque Ensemble
Jeffrey Skidmore conductor

Programme includes
Anon Hanac pachap cussicuinin
Araujo ¡Aquí Valentónes! – ¡Ay, andar! – Los coflades – Silencio
Hernandez Sancta Maria é!
Nunes Garcia Missa Pastoril (excerpts)
Salazar Salga el torillo hosquillo
Zéspedes Convidando esta la noche
Zipoli Missa San Ignacio (excerpts)

“a heady mix of gloriously rich polyphony and manic, earthy villancicos. Skidmore has mined a rich vein of hitherto undiscovered music … exhilaratingly uninhibited” (BBC Music Magazine)

Singers, harp, guitar, bajón, strings, winds and percussion revel in this colourful music sung in Latin, Spanish, Nahuatl and Quechuan – the languages of the Aztecs and Incas – as Ex Cathedra explore this glorious fusion of musical styles from Africa, the Americas and Europe.

The iconic Inca hymn Hanac pachap cussicuinin, the oldest printed polyphony in the Americas, punctuates a grand tour from Mexico to the Amazonian jungle, Brazil and Bolivia – where Juan de Araujo, probably the greatest composer of the age, worked for the last 30 years of his life.

Running time is approx. 2 hours including interval.

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If you like this, why not also book for two other Ex Cathedra performances at Hereford Cathedral:
Wednesday 12 June 2024, 8pm – Summer Music by Candlelight
Thursday 5 December 2024, 7.30pm – Christmas Music by Candlelight

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