• Inviolata at the Aldeburgh Festival

    Saturday 24th June 2023 at 11.00am

    Orford Church, Suffolk

    The Marian Consort
    Rory McCleery, director

    A triptych of settings of the Inviolata linked through time: the disarmingly beautiful music of early 16th-century master Josquin des Prez, itself based on older plainchant melodies, is given glorious new life by the Portuguese theorist – and first published Black composer – Vicente Lusitano, with both works reflected in a startling contemporary response from Aldeburgh Festival featured musician Roderick Williams. Threaded through these are pieces reflecting on the annunciation, connected both by their Marian texts and their interest in the music of the past.

    Further details and tickets at the Britten Pears Arts website.

    Josquin des Prez, Inviolata
    Electra Perivolaris, A Winged Woman
    Vicente Lusitano, Inviolata
    Jonathan Harvey, The Annunciation
    Anonymous, Missus est angelus/A une Dame
    Roderick Williams, Inviolata (after Lusitano)