Music Before 1800 presents Pomerium ~ Sunday, October 27 at 4 pm
Music Before 1800 presents Pomerium
Mary Tudor Triumphant: Music for England's Catholic Queen
Pomerium, New York’s illustrious a cappella chamber choir directed by Alexander Blachly, sings music from Mary Tudor’s reign and the Catholic resurgence in England. The program of melodically florid and rhythmically supple Latin church music features movements from Tallis’s sublime Missa Puer natus est and includes motets by Sheppard, Tye, White, Byrd and Parsons.
Pomerium was founded by Alexander Blachly in 1972 to perform music composed for the famed chapel choirs of the Renaissance. It is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, thus commemorating many years of superlative music-making. Based in New York, Pomerium sings frequently at the Cloisters and at Corpus Christi Church. Widely known for its interpretations of Du Fay, Ockeghem, Josquin, Palestrina, and Lassus, Pomerium’s most recent recording is titled A Voice in the Wilderness: Mannerist Motets of the Renaissance.
“Pomerium takes a pure, historically informed approach, and its razor-sharp ensemble work made the intricate polyphony virtually translucent. There was a sense of unbounded vastness and luminous beauty…”
DATE & TIME:
Sunday, October 27, 2013 4 pm
Corpus Christi Church 529 West 121st Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue Manhattan
$10-$45; $5 discount for students/seniors $10 student rush tickets at the door