Sunday, April 8, 4 pm
Corpus Christi Church
Twelve-voice choir from England
Victoria – Tenebrae Responsories
In the first of two consecutive concerts featuring music by Tomás Luis de Victoria, Stile Antico sings the eighteen motets that comprise the Tenebrae Responsories, a journey through the darkest events of Christ’s Passion story from his betrayal to his burial. The settings are further enhanced by Victoria’s immersion in the intense mysticism of Spain’s 16th-century Counter-Reformation.
Post-concert Q and A
“Seemingly everything [Stile Antico] perform[s] is elevated to a new level of perfection, the balance between voices, intonation, clarity of articulation and tonal beauty are all impeccably achieved…. The sopranos float those high passages.…” —The Yorkshire Post