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I Progetti Chamber Choir: Saints and Sinners

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High Court of Australia

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When listening to the glorious sacred music of the Renaissance, it is tempting to picture its creation by a succession of venerable hermits who, eschewing the vanities of secular life, dedicated their creative energies to the glory of God. What connection could there be between the pure polyphony written by such men and the frivolities of music composed to flatter a monarch, pay court to a lady, or descant upon the joys of a brimming tankard? And yet, there is a long history of popular music being appropriated by the Church to lend greater lustre to its rites – the nexus between sacred and profane is far closer than one might believe.

‘Saints and Sinners’ is a musical peregrination traversing several centuries, through holy fire, depictions of ardent courtly love, and expositions of more frankly secular avocations. The journey culminates in a glorious late-Renaissance conjunction of the sacred and the profane with Bonifazio Graziani’s stunningly beautiful Missa Il Dolce e Bianco Cigno, preceded by Jacques Arcadelt’s madrigal Il bianco e dolce cigno, from which Graziani took his inspiration.

I Progetti was recently formed by founder and Artistic Director Charis Messalina de Valence as a small chamber choir dedicated to fine singing and the exploration of new, unfamiliar, and infrequently performed choral repertoire. The choir's name, I Progetti (Italian: 'The Projects’) reflects their dedication to research and perform rare and beautiful music, presenting concerts developed thematically or by period, composer, or genre.

For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/IProgettiChamberChoir/about/

Duration 60 minutes.

Photograph courtesy of Peter Hislop.

Admission to this concert is by registration only. Registration opens 27 April 2018.

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