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Made in Italy: Renaissance and Baroque Music (Palestrina – Gesualdo – Monteverdi – Rossi)

Brussels Choral Society
18/05/2019 from 20:15until 18/05/2019 - 22:00
18 May
Eglise Notre-Dame des Grâces
Avenue du Chant d'Oiseau 2
1150  Brussels


Brussels Choral Society - Conductor – Eric Delson

Made in Italy: Renaissance and Baroque Music

Palestrina – Gesualdo – Monteverdi – Rossi

Saturday, 18 May 2019 at 20.15

Church Notre-Dame des Grâces

Avenue du Chant d’Oiseau, 2 - 1150 Woluwe-St-Pierre (Brussels) 

Book tickets here

Prices- € 25 at the door - € 22 pre-sale (online) - € 10 < 26 years


Our concert focuses on the period of transition from Renaissance to baroque music in Italy and features works by two of the towering figures, Monteverdi, with a dramatic setting of a sonnet by Petrarch, and Palestrina, with his Missa Brevis, a glory of Renaissance church music. Our exploration of this period ventures into the less well known world of the so-called ‘Prince of Darkness’, Carlo Gesualdo, whose eccentric harmonies even today sound ‘modern’, and the relatively unknown Salomone Rossi, whose settings of two psalms in the western polyphonic style allowed the well-established Jewish community to break with tradition and sing their Hebrew liturgy in the contemporary Italian custom.