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Mysterious Motets from 1539 with Patrick Allies
October 7, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm£20 – £25
Assembled in Catholic Milan, these five-part Latin motets took a mysterious journey across the Alps in the 1530s and were published in Protestant Strasbourg. The collection features a range of composers of the day, from the well-known (Jacques Arcadelt) to the extremely obscure (Simon Ferrariensis).
The five motets chosen for this workshop represent the breadth of compositional styles and moods in the volume, from Johannes Lupi’s stirring Ascension motet Apparens Christus to the Marian devotion of Maistre Jhan’s Pater noster-Ave Maria.
Patrick Allies is Artistic Director of the London-based vocal ensemble Siglo de Oro, with whom he has made five acclaimed recordings of Renaissance music with Delphian Records. Under Patrick’s direction, the group has taken up invitations to perform in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Malta and the USA. Closer to home, Patrick and Siglo de Oro have performed several times at Wigmore Hall.
Patrick is currently Musical Director of The Ripieno Choir and Conductor of Imperial College Chamber Choir. Most recently, Patrick has spent a term as Acting Director of Music at King’s College London, conducting the chapel choir. He is currently a member of the REMArkables, the professional development scheme of the European Early Music Network.
Alongside his work as a conductor, Patrick is a DPhil student in music at the University of Oxford, where he has taught at St Peter’s College. Patrick’s research, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, involves fifteenth-century choirs and their performance spaces.
The Venue St Faith & St Laurence Church is on the corner of Croftdown Rd and Court Oak Road in Harborne. There is a small carpark in the church grounds (the approach is from Croftdown Rd but you have to be heading westwards to get into it). On-street parking is also available in Croftdown Rd.
Buses run regularly from Birmingham City Centre to stops within a few minutes of the church.
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