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Crown of Thorns: Traditional Rite Eucharist from Southwark Cathedral

April 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

- Free

The Musica Poetica Consort

Claudio Monteverdi Missa in illo tempore
Claudio Monteverdi Adoramus te, Christe
Johann Christoph Demantius Und wie Moses in der Wüsten

As part of the ‘Southwark at Six’ series of evening services at Southwark Cathedral, the voices of Musica Poetica sing beautiful music for Passion Sunday within the context of a Traditional Rite Eucharist. All are welcome – of all faiths and none – for this marriage of music and liturgy. Take a moment for reflection ahead of a busy week, and enjoy the richest of polyphony in one of London’s best acoustics.

This beautiful programme of a cappella vocal music showcases two exact contemporaries, the all-but-forgotten Johann Christoph Demantius and the never-to-be-forgotten Claudio Monteverdi who both lived from 1567 to 1643.

Demantius’ music represents a transitional phase in German Lutheran music from the Renaissance to the Early Baroque. His St John Passion is a fascinating example of the German “motet Passion”, and his motet for six voices Und wie Moses in der Wüsten (And like Moses in the desert) nods to the Italianate style which so inspired Tunder.

Join Musica Poetica and six of the UK’s best consort singers for this atmospheric Passion Sunday programme as part of the Tunder World 2017 series.



April 2, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge
London, SE1 9DA United Kingdom
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