14 Dec 14 December 2023 – Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Thursday 14th December 2023, 7.30pm, Bourgie Hall, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1339 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1G2
Nowel syng we bothe al and som: medieval Christmas music from England
The world-renowned British vocal quartet makes its first appearance in Quebec. Specialising in medieval repertoire, this ensemble will perform music from the 12th to 15th centuries inspired by the Annunciation and the Nativity.
Throughout the ages, music lovers have enjoyed heartwarming Christmas tunes from the past during the Christmas season. Be amazed by the fervor of well-known and unknown carols in their original 15th-century form, and by the elegance of their ingenious predecessors in this festive interplay of narrative and symbolic poetry that depicts the biblical stories of Mary and Jesus. Gothic Voices connects the celebratory ritual with important vocal works by early English celebrities John Dunstaple and Leonel Power. “Sustenance for the soul, a short-cut to bliss”, writes The Times about the ensemble. We can’t imagine a better run-up to a beautiful Christmas season!
Works by Power, Frye. Dunstaple, Cooke, Queldryck and anonymous works (12th-15th century, England)
Catherine King, mezzo-soprano | Julian Podger, Steven Harrold, tenor | Stephen Charlesworth, baritone